Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of November 28, 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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PayPal has announced that on November 24, the company saw a 538 percent increase in mobile payments compared to the same day last year. Read Original Content

Following its success in the United States, Starbucks is planning to install a payment system in its iPhone app for 700 of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Read Original Content

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The European Union is deciding whether to regulate mobile payments as NFC technology is driving the rapid advancement of paying through smartphones. Read Original Content

According to DigiTimes, Apple is researching NFC technology for its 2012 iPhone models. So far Apple has withheld from entering the NFC mobile payment market. Read Original Content

According to a new report by PayPal, by 2016 people living in the UK will be able to use NFC technology to pay for goods and services anywhere they go. Read Original Content

Sears, Amazon and BestBuy had the highest-ranking mobile commerce sites for Black Friday, according to the Compuware Gomez Performance Satisfaction Index. Overall mobile site visits increased three fold compared to Black Friday 2010. Read Original Content

A recent survey by Wakefield Research of 403 adult Americans found 70 percent of mobile shoppers expect to make, or have already made, more purchases from a smartphone this holiday season than they did in 2010. Read Original Content

The number of online shoppers who used a mobile device to visit a retailer's site increased to 14.3 percent on Black Friday compared to 5.6 percent in 2010. In terms of money spent, IBM reports that mobile sales as a percentage of total online shopping sales climbed to 9.8 percent from 3.2 percent a year earlier. Read Original Content

Apple has announced a new feature in its Apple Store app. Customers in its physical stores can use the app to scan a barcode with their smartphone, and pay for items through their iTunes account. For now it only applies to lower priced items. Read Original Content

IE Market Research has released a new report on China’s mobile payment market. The company expects the total value of mobile payments in China to reach $35 billion by 2015. 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.