Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of February 13, 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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PayPal is testing a new mobile shopping experience called "Shop and Pay On-the-Go" in Singapore's subway stations. The program allows shoppers to purchase items advertised on billboards and posters by scanning QR codes with their smartphones, paying with PayPal, and then either picking the items up in stores or having them delivered. Read Original Content

MarketResearch.com has released a new report predicting that approximately 46 percent of all mobile phones will be NFC-enabled by 2016, up from just 5 percent in 2011. Read Original Content

Amadeus, a transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, has published the results of a survey, which shows more people would now rather make e-money payments with their mobile phone rather than using cash or credit card. Read Original Content

Tech Endeavour structures a mobile application as a multi-layered application consisting of user experience, business, and data layers. The mobile application development process starts with definition of the mobile application, understanding key components, learning scenarios where it will be used, learning key patterns and technology considerations as well as identifying specific scenarios such as deployment, power usage and synchronization.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Tech Endeavour, http://www.techendeavour.com/.

A new report from Juniper Research finds that one in eight mobile users in North America and Western Europea will use their NFC-enabled mobile phone as a metro, rail or bus ticket by 2016, compared with less than one percent today. Read Original Content

According to reports from DigiTimes, smartphone makers are convinced that Apple will be adding near field communications to the next-generation iPhone, widely expected to be released in 2012. Read Original Content

Facebook has partnered with Bango, a provider of billing and analytics for app stores, mobile apps and sites. Bango will provide payment services to Facebook. Read Original Content

IEMR, a Canadian-based research company, is expecting mobile payment revenue to rise from $47.2 billion in 2011 to $998.5 billion in 2016, representing an annual growth rate of 83.7 percent from 2012 to 2016. Read Original Content

Mitek Systems has released a new research report from AlixPartners, LLP, Consumer Market Outlook for Mobile Photo Bill Pay. The report examines current trends in the payments market, and forecasts that mobile photo bill pay adoption could reach 33 percent among adult U.S. consumers by 2018 and result in 1.4 billion bills migrating to the mobile payment channel. Read Original Content

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.