Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of December 5, 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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Mobile commerce in the United States is expected to grow 91 percent to $6.1 billion compared to the value of the market throughout 2010. Read Original Content

Facebook is acquiring the team behind social networking service Gowalla as it continues to build out its location-based services and enter the mobile commerce market. Read Original Content

According to WSL/Strategic Retail shopping via smartphones is growing significantly. Currently half of smartphone owners are making purchases through their devices and mobile retail apps are one of the most popular apps being downloaded. Read Original Content

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Poland will soon be able to use NFC-enabled smartphones to pay for goods and services. Total value of transactions made via mobile phones in Central and Eastern Europe amounted to around €290 million in 2010. That is expected to grow to €22.7 billion by 2017, according to research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read Original Content

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ComScore has released information that shows the majority of smartphone owners in the United States have conducted some degree of recent mobile commerce. Read Original Content

China Mobile and China Unicom are the latest companies to support the NFC technology in smartphones that allows users to make purchases without using their wallets. This is expected to help drive mobile payments as China has 940 million mobile users. Read Original Content

Chitika Insight has conducted a study on holiday shopping through mobile devices and has found that the market has experienced a 25 percent increase in mobile shopping. Read Original Content

Amazon.com wants to make it easy for children and their parents to create holiday wish lists that can be shared with a new app for Kindle Fire and iPad. The free Amazon Santa app gives kids and parents access to an online catalog of over 500,000 toys, games and digital media for children. Read Original Content

While Sears, Amazon and Dell had the highest-ranking mobile sites in terms of performance on Cyber Monday, more than 40 percent of shoppers still expressed frustration with their mobile shopping experience over the holiday weekend. Read Original Content

Ticketfly has partnered with Aloompa Aloompa, a smartphone applications provider, to create a practical mobile solution for accepting tickets at festivals and concerts. 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.