Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of October 10, 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 value of financial transactions carried out through mobile phones has been estimated to be $245 billion worldwide by 2014 in a new report by global consultancy firm Ernst & Young.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research, worldwide mobile payments to merchants for physical goods will grow from $60 billion this year to over $170 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

By the end of the first quarter 2012, more than 7,000 U.S. Subway restaurants will accept contactless payments through the MasterCard PayPass platform.  Read Original Content

The mobile payment platform Google Wallet is becoming more popular as Office Max and other popular retail stores have chosen to provide customers a mobile payment option when buying products.  Read Original Content

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Research by Javelin shows that mobile banking usage among consumers has risen from 19 percent to 30 percent during 2011.  Read Original Content

As many people expected the newly released iPhone 4s is not equipped with an NFC chip, however Apple is still selling the mobile payment card unit made by Square.  Read Original Content

Visa Europe has announced that European customers will have access to two new mobile finance features, Person-to-Person and Alerts.  Both features are run via a smartphone and increase mobile money abilities.  Read Original Content

Wells Fargo earned the top spot in a new ranking released recently of the seven largest U.S. banks’ mobile offerings.  Keynote Competitive Research compiled the “mobile banking scorecard” based on nearly 100 criteria in four main categories, developed from user testing and research.  Read Original Content

According to comScore, mobile banking in Canada has increased 22 percent since March 2011.  Read Original Content

Broadcom, a Wi-Fi chipmaker, has released an advanced NFC chip that is 90 percent more efficient than other chips currently being used in smartphones.  Read Original Content

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Upcoming Events

Field Mobility 2011 Australia - October 25 - 27, 2011
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Whitepapers of Note

The Business Benefits of Mobile Adoption with SAP Systems
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Mobile Adoption Among Gas and Electric Utilities
Mobile Adoption in Life Sciences
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Recorded Webinars of Note

3 Critical Considerations for Embracing Mobile CRM
Healthrageous Mobility Case Study
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.