Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of October 17, 2001

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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A new Juniper Research report has found that worldwide mobile payment growth is exceeding earlier predictions, and will reach $170 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

eBay is on pace to double the amount of mobile-generated revenue from last year, likely reaching $4 billion in mobile-transactions by the end of 2011.  Read Original Content

A report by Minsheng Securities and iResearch shows that China will have 230 million mobile payment users by the end of this year, generating estimated transactions of $1.8 billion, up 400 percent on the previous year.  Read Original Content

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Sears Holding Corporation is supplying 450 Sears and Kmart locations iPads and iPod Touch devices to promote in-store digital shopping.  Read Original Content

Ask.com has announced that in the past year the company has seen a 100 percent increase in mobile traffic, with mobile visits making up 10 percent of total site traffic.  Read Original Content

American Eagle Outfitters has fully implemented Google Wallet at its flagship Times Square store in New York.  The company also plans to integrate Google Wallet in stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and New York.  Read Original Content

MasterCard has entered into a strategic collaboration with Etisalat, a UAE-based telecom operator and Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry phones, to launch Near Field Communication technology empowered payments in the UAE.  Read Original Content

Mobile payment unit maker Square is currently handling $2 billion in yearly processing and has 800,000 device owners.  Read Original Content

Peet's Coffee & Tea will begin accepting payments made with cards loaded into Google Wallet and MasterCard PayPass contactless cards at all of its company-owned locations by the end of October 2011.  Read Original Content

Financial services giant Visa confirms it will launch its Near Field Communications-enabled digital wallet platform in August or September of 2012, allowing consumers to make real-world and online purchases via smartphone.  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.