Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of August 8, 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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The number of consumers paying for items via their mobile devices will pass 141 million this year, says new data from Gartner.  Read Original Content

ABI research estimates that Near Field Communication payment transaction values in China could surpass $8 billion by 2014.  Read Original Content

Capital One Financial Corp. launched an Android mobile banking application last week. The new Android app joins Capital One's other digital channels:  iPhone app, mobile website, SMS text, chat, Twitter and Facebook.  Read Original Content

American Express and Verizon are building a mobile payment platform called Serve that will enable customers to make mobile payments using Verizon phones and tablets.  Read Original Content

Pyxis Mobile provides an agile, powerful, and secure mobile enterprise application platform.  It enables rapid cross-platform application development, unlimited data integration, enterprise-grade security, and the unique ability to change and update applications in real time.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Pyxis Mobile, http://pyxismobile.com/

With over 400 million cell phone owners and few traditional banks, Africa is experiencing a movement towards mobile banking.  Read Original Content

MasterCard is teaming up with Georgian banks to launch mobile payments as soon as next year, according to Finchannel.com.  Read Original Content

T-Mobile is entering the mobile payment market by recently announcing it will soon allow customers to use T-Mobile devices to purchase goods and services with their devices.  Read Original Content

Electronic payment service provider Square has announced that it is dealing with $4 million mobile payments every day in the United States.  Read Original Content

According to a test by viaForensics, mobile banking apps do poorly with regards to the financial security of their owners.  Read Original Content

Subway is planning on activating over 24,000 stores with mobile payment ability by 2012.  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.