Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of July 25, 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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Worldwide mobile payment users will surpass 141.1 million in 2011, a 38.2 percent increase from 2010, according to Gartner.  Read Original Content

Isis, an NFC payment provider, has gained the support of all four major credit card companies, Master Card, American Express, Visa and Discover.  Read Original Content

The adoption of electronic banking in the Philippines, particularly Internet banking, will continue on its strong upward growth over the next few years, according to a top official of the Bank of the Philippine Islands.  Read Original Content

Two year old mobile payment startup Dwolla has gone from zero to $1 million per day in transactions.  Read Original Content

A survey by global consulting firm McKinsey and Co. has found that the affluent class in India, categorized as people whose household income is above 10 lakh a year, use mobile phones more than the Internet for their banking needs.  Read Original Content

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A new survey by Javelin Strategy & Research says that while smartphone ownership jumped as much as 40 percent, mobile banking adoption seems to have actually plateaued.  Read Original Content

Recent research from Juniper Research estimates that global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per year in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

A study conducted by KPMG found that the majority of financial and technology executives believe mobile payments will become a mainstream form of payment in the next four years.  Read Original Content

Prague, the capitol city of the Czech Republic, is the latest city to host a mobile contactless payments pilot.  Komerční banka and Citi are teaming up with Telefonica to allow select customers to make payments using mobile phones.  Read Original Content

Google has been field testing its NFC payments service with a large group of users since late May, and sometime this summer anyone with a Nexus S 4G and a Sprint contract will be able to use a mobile phone to make payments at certain locations.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Projections for and Demonstrations of HTML5
Enterprise Mobility Exchange - Las Vegas in November
Mobile Expert Video Series: ClickSoftware's Uri Pintov
Mobile Expert Video Series: Electrix's Jeff Morgan
What Can HTML5 Offer Mobile Developers?
Mobile Expert Video Series: ETSA Utility's Grant Roach

Upcoming Events

Critical Requirements for Mobile App Development:  Agility and Speed Strategy, Process, and Tools to Accelerate Mobile Development, July 21, 2011
Mobile Tablet Trends in the Enterprise featuring Samsung Mobile - July 28, 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.