Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of August 15, 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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According to Digital Transaction, the acquisition of Motorola by Google could help speed the rise of mobile payments.  Read Original Content

eBay continues to enter move into the mobile payment market after recently purchasing the NFC payment company Zong for $240 million.  Read Original Content

According to a study from Gartner, worldwide mobile payment users will surpass 141.1 million in 2011, a 38.2 percent increase from 2010.  However, the research firm also said mobile payments are not growing as fast as originally projected due to a slower than expected uptake in developing countries.  Read Original Content

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ABI is forecasting that 85 percent of point-of-sale terminals shipping worldwide in 2016 will be “contactless-enabled”, NFC-equipped smartphones that let shoppers touch-in or tap their smartphones to make purchase.  Read Original Content

Visiongain projects that by the end of 2011 over $150 billion in mobile phone generated payments will take place worldwide.  Read Original Content

After acquiring Playspan and Fundamo it is clear that Visa is continuing to take control of a significant share of the mobile payment market.  Read Original Content

HTC Corp. has signed a deal with China UnionPay, China’s only credit card network, to launch a new NFC-enabled smartphone for mobile banking, according to Focus Taiwan.  Read Original Content

Visa is beginning to offer programs to store owners that will help promote the spread of mobile payment checkout systems in stores.  The plan includes Visa waving mandatory security fees that most store owners are required to pay.  Read Original Content

It is estimated that by 2013, half a billion people worldwide will be using mobile money payment services, including person to person transfers, airtime top up, international remittances and payroll, the Mobile Money Global Conference reports.  Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, China could generate over $8 billion in mobile payments by 2014.  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.