Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of July 4, 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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Verifone has announced that it now offers a device that turns a tablet into a form of checkout register.  The device has both a magnetic device for swiping credit cards as well as NFC capability for mobile payments.  Read Original Content.

Despite being unprofitable, Square, the manufacturer of the small credit card reader that attaches to smartphones, is valued at $1.6 billion.  Read Original Content.

Asia continues to contain the largest number of mobile phone users who make mobile payments.  Currently there are 1.8 billion worldwide mobile phone users who make purchases via a mobile device.  By 2015 the Wireless Federation expects there to be 2.5 billion.  Read Original Content.

PayPal president Scott Thompson has said that by 2015 paper currency in the United States will nearly become obsolete as the popularity of mobile payments continues to rise.  Read Original Content.

Analyst firm Juniper Research has revealed figures predicting that by 2015, the number of people using mobile payment services will have risen by 40 percent to 2.5 billion.  Read Original Content.

MasterCard and CSI Enterprises are expected to release a handful of new mobile payments applications for Android, BlackBerry and iOS this summer, but it's unclear whether or not the apps will employ NFC for payment transactions or another technology.  Read Original Content.

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A recent survey by YouGov Plc. and Antenna Software Inc. found that 40 percent of respondents use mobile banking on their tablets or smartphones.  Read Original Content.

Visa and BPCE have partnered together in France to begin a mobile payment service. A trial test will begin this fall.  Read Original Content.

According to Norwegian Telecom, mobile financial services are expected to improve the lives of approximately two billion people in developing countries within a decade and boost economies.  Read Original Content.

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

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Upcoming Events

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.