Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of January 9, 2012

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 sales in the United States are expected to hit $5.3 billion in 2011, up 83 percent from a year ago, according to Barclays Capital. Read Original Content

In a recent study, IBM found that online shopping jumped 16.4 percent on Christmas Day over the same time in 2010. The dollar amount of those purchases using mobile devices increased 172.9 percent. Read Original Content

eMarketer estimates that mobile commerce will increase from $6.7 billion in 2011 to $12.6 billion by 2012. Read Original Content

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Mobile payment device maker-Square has agreed to sell their devices at both UPS and Office Max stores totaling 1,000 new locations. The company now has over 10,000 retail stores selling their devices. Read Original Content

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According to Intelligent Environments, the majority of people in the United Kingdom will use voice commands on their mobile devices to check their bank accounts by 2014. Read Original Content

According to ABI Research, NFC technology will continue to grow rapidly through 2016, with 70 percent of NFC tags being used for marketing purposes during that time. Read Original Content

PayPal confirmed reports it is trialing new mobile wallet services at select Home Depot stores, enabling consumers to pay for items at checkout via mobile device or a special PayPal card. Read Original Content

According to IMS Research thirty-five million, Near Field Communications enabled phones were shipped in 2011, and by the end of 2012 there are expected to be 80 million shipped NFC devices. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile Industry Analyst, Consultant and 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.