Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of June 20, 2011

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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Forrester Research reports that mobile commerce revenue is expected to reach $10 billion by the end of this year and will continue growing at an annual rate of 39 percent.  Read Original Content

The Standard Bank of South Africa is recruiting customers by providing convenient mobile banking “shacks” in thousands of locations throughout the country.  Read Original Content

The “electronic alternative payment” market, which largely includes mobile payments, is currently estimated to be worth $62 billion and by 2015 will reach $127 billion according to the research conducted by Packaged Facts.  Read Original Content

Starbucks is expanding its mobile payment plan and recently announced that they now offer a mobile payment app through Android phones for nearly 1,000 locations.  Read Original Content

A new survey by Retrevo Pulse found that only 21 percent of their participants were interested in smartphones with NFC capability, the majority of the participants were simply uninterested in using devices to pay for things.  Read Original Content

Analysts say that NFC payments may take some time to gain popularity among smartphone users.  Until then companies like Starbucks are using mobile barcode apps to allow customers to pay.  Read Original Content

The number of mobile payment users is expected to grow 600 percent, reaching 490 million in 2014 from 81.3 million in 2009 according to ICAP Patent Brokerage.  Read Original Content

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The British restaurant chain Pizza Express has equipped 370 of its stores with mobile payment capability that allows iPhone owners to pay using the PayPal feature on its mobile app.  Read Original Content

The advocacy group Consumers Union is asking wireless companies to upgrade their safety features on devices that make mobile payments.  They report that within the next four years there will be over $214 billion in mobile payments and these transactions should be made more secure.  Read Original Content

A new survey has shown that customers trust Apple and Google most over other companies that provide mobile wallets.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Mobility Insights for Tuesday
Mobility Can Change the World and Healthcare
Philippe Winthrop and Steve Levy Webinar on Enabling the Agile Business through Mobile Strategy
Eggs with Benedict - European Enterprise Mobility Breakfast Meetings
Response to My Article on Sybase's Embedded Mobile Databases and HTML5
What Does HTML5 Mean for Sybase's Embedded Mobile Database Business?

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar - Learn how Carefusion mobilized SAP CRM Field Service with Syclo, June 22, 2011
Eggs with Benedict - European Tour - Mobility Strategies and More, June 27 – July 1, 2011
ClickConnect APAC 2011, July 11 – 13, 2011
Syclo Mobile Conference 2011, July 13 – 15, 2011

Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
ClickSoftware Mobility Suite and Sybase Mobility Solution
Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
Mobile Adoption in Oil and Gas
Networked Field Services

Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
The Future of Enterprise Mobility
The Latest m-Business Trends and How the Onslaught of Mobile Devices Affects Development Strategies
The Real-Time Mobile Enterprise:  The Benefits of Rapid, Easy Access
Syclo and SAP Deliver Mobile Apps on Sybase Unwired Platform

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.