Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of July 11, 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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A new report from Juniper research predicts the value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC transactions will reach $670 billion by 2015, up from $240 billion this year.  Read Original Content

PayPal, owned by eBay, continues to demonstrate they are serious about participating in the mobile payment market.  Most recently they have purchased the mobile payment company Zong for $240 million.  Within the past few months they have acquired three mobile payment companies.  Read Original Content

By 2014, 70 percent of U.S. consumers will have smartphones and 52 percent of those will be NFC capable, according to estimates by payment consultancy Mercator Advisory Group.  Read Original Content

Google has launched Mobilize, a free mobile tool that allows small and medium-sized enterprises to create high quality mobile sites or landing pages within minutes, without any coding experience.  Read Original Content

A global consumer survey of 8,530 people conducted by MEF found that 38 percent of North American respondents have paid for items via their mobile network operator in the last six months.  Read Original Content

Mobile payment device maker Square was given a $100 million investment last week. This came as a shock to many in the mobile industry as Square brings in less than $30 million in annual revenue.  Read Original Content

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A new report from research firm Canalys indicates that direct revenue from mobile app stores will almost double within the next year to hit $14.1 billion, a 92 percent rise from an expected $7.3 billion in 2011.  Read Original Content

In an attempt to regain its prominence, Nokia is investing in mobile location-based services and mobile payments.  Read Original Content

NFC payments are projected to hit $50 billion by 2014 according to Juniper Research. This makes it clear that the trend towards mobile payments is rapidly growing.  Read Original Content

According to a study conducted by Group SJR and Liz Claiborne Inc., there is a noticeable trend towards increased shopping via smartphones and tablets.  The study also shows an increased use of QR codes.  Read Original Content

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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.