Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of June 10, 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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It is estimated by 2016, application-to-person messaging – messages between a user and an automated application – will transform industries such as financial services, advertising, marketing, business administration, ticketing, television voting, bill payments and more. Read Original Content

The new Quarterly Benchmarking Index from IMRG and Capgemini has revealed that transactions completed on smartphones and tablets skyrocketed by an astonishing 2,000 percent in two years and accounted for 8.2 percent of total online shopping during the first three months of this year. Read Original Content

A new mobile payment network is leveling the paying field.  Called LevelUp, the network generates unique QR codes on consumer smartphones that can be read by merchant devices.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

My Mobile Payments Ltd, has launched a new mobile wallet service in India that can be used by customers of any mobile operator or bank (you don't need be with any bank at all), the service called 'Money on Mobile' or MoM, can be used by mobile subscribers to make bill payments, purchase goods and services without the need of cash, check or credit/debit card. Read Original Content


Sprint is working on a mobile-payment service that could take on Google Wallet and countless other competitors in the marketplace, according to a new report from Android Central. Read Original Content

Mobile banking is growing all the time. Not only can you organize your money on your mobile with online and SMS banking, some customers can also use their devices to make payments using NFC. And now, NCR Corporation has announced they will allow their customers to use their mobiles to withdraw money from their account at an ATM. Read Original Content

Apple has made available full coverage of the keynote presentation at its World Wide Developer Conference, in which the iPhone maker unveiled a new mobile wallet application called Passbook which will be available with the launch of iOS 6 later this year. Read Original Content

Florida retailers are scrambling to build smartphone apps and specialized mobile websites to capture an exploding market of consumers that now demand access to their favorite stores on the go. Read Original Content

A new research report "Mobile Commerce Technologies" elaborated by Mind Commerce Publishing has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, m-commerce is expected to reach $10 billion by 2013-end, recording 39 percent CAGR that is likely to continue over the next five years. Read Original Content

UK mobile network provider, Vodafone, has recently become the controlling force of m-commerce company Vouchercloud and is now looking to push its smartphone shopping options, in a way that allows it to stand toe to toe with rivals like O2. Read Original Content

BBVA Compass introduced version 2.0 of its iPad app at American Banker's Mobile Banking and Commerce Summit in San Francisco. The free app, which will be available at the end of the month, follows in the footsteps of the bank's iPhone app, offering direct enrollment to mobile banking as well as first-to-market features such as free access to weekly economic updates from BBVA Research. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Mobile Industry Analyst, Mobile Strategy Consultant and SAP Mentor Alumnus
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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.