Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of June 27, 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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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt predicts that by 2012 one-third of all restaurants and retail outlets will offer NFC payment options.  Read Original Content

SmartSoft has announced a major breakthrough in NFC payments.  Together with partners Turkcell and Plastkart, the companies have unveiled Europe's first MNO (Mobile Network Operator) Trusted Service Manager mobile solution for NFC Payments approved by MasterCard.  Read Original Content

Research conducted by Technavio reveals that the NFC payments market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 68 percent between 2010 and 2014.  Read Original Content

NFC developer ISIS announced that in the first few months of 2012 they will conduct trials for their new payment system in Salt Lake City and in Austin, Texas.  Read Original Content

ViVOtech, provider of NFC software and systems, has announced that it has closed $24 million in a Series C round of funding from several new investors.  Some investors include Google and Citi Bank.  Read Original Content

For the third time this year PayPal has increased it’s forecast of mobile payments and now predicts the company will reach $3 billion in mobile payments during 2011.  Read Original Content

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According to Engadget, MasterCard will launch a mobile payment app for iOS, BlackBerry and Android sometime in July.  Read Original Content

Results of a recent survey conducted by service company StrategyOne suggest that the use of mobile payments may increase by 50 percent if coupons and discounts can also be accessed using mobile phones.  Read Original Content

According to a new study by Chadwick Martin Bailey, 39 percent of people who buy smartphones in 2011 will use the devices for mobile banking.  Read Original Content

Rumors are spreading that HP may be advancing its NFC platform after a new job announcement was posted on their website seeking an NFC Design Engineer.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

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.