Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of October 3, 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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New research from Informa Telecoms & Media projects that the number of NFC handsets shipped worldwide will leap from 44 million in 2011 to more than 630 million in 2015, comprising 40 percent of all new handsets.  Read Original Content

OfficeMax has provided 100 stores with mobile payment terminals that will allow Google Wallet customers to pay and redeem coupons using their smartphones.  Read Original Content

MasterCard is planning to bring mobile payments to the Asia-Pacific region and will target Indonesia and its 180 million mobile phone users.  Read Original Content

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ABI Research predicts that mobile payments will soon become a mass-market adopted behavior in the United States and Western Europe by 2016.  Read Original Content

Visa is working on a new Android app that will allow device owners to transfer money to contacts save in their phones.  Read Original Content

Visa Europe has announced the launch of its new mobile payment services, Visa Mobile Person-to-Person payments and Visa Alerts, in a bid to push mobile payments.  Read Original Content

Ernst & Young suggests that regulators in the mobile payment industry should define a policy for the use of mobile commerce as the market is expected to reach $245 billion in value worldwide by 2014.  Read Original Content

The President of mobile payment company SecuredPay expects the mobile payment industry to be worth $984 billion by 2014.  Read Original Content

Total NFC handset shipments are expected to rise from 44 million to 630 million by 2015 and represents 40 percent of all new smartphones with the Android platform, accounting for the largest number of NFC enabled devices in 2012.  Read Original Content

A new white paper compiled by Informa Telecoms & Media expects that end-user revenues from m-commerce services delivered over cellular networks will grow to more than $22.5 billion by 2014.  Read Original Content

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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.