Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of August 2, 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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eBay will process $4 billion in mobile transactions this year, up from $2 billion in 2010, according to Bob Page, VP of analytics platform for the company.  Read Original Content

The mobile payments market will almost triple in value by 2015 reaching $670 billion, according to a new Juniper report.  Read Original Content

Reports from analysts and investors claim Amazon.com Inc will release a tablet computer later this year in a bid to cement their position as the world's largest Internet retailer.  Read Original Content

Fandango has announced that 20 percent of its summer ticket sales has been generated by its mobile applications and its newly redesigned mobile site.  Read Original Content

Mobile payment users will reach 141.1 million in 2011, a 38.2 percent increase from 2010, according to research firm Gartner.  Read Original Content

As of July 2011, Square is now processing $4 million mobile payments per day and is expected to grow quickly over the next few months.  Read Original Content

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Some 60,000 shops are expected to accept payments via NFC by the end of the year, said Insurance2go.co.uk, with another study from researchers KPMG stating that mobile payments would be “mainstream for consumers within four years”.  Read Original Content

With the help of mobile payments the “alternate payment” market is expected to increase from $740 billion in 2010 to $2,700 billion in 2015, according to Companies and Markets.  Read Original Content

Research and Markets has recently announced that a new study shows how smartphone owners are becoming increasingly concerned with the safety of mobile banking.  Read Original Content

Verizon Wireless and American Express announced this week that they are partnering to let customers order goods through their phone by typing in their phone number.  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.