Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of August 5, 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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According to a June 2012 survey including 5,000 Android and iPhone users in the U.S., Nielsen found that 47 percent of those surveyed have used a native shopping app on their phones. The report finds that approximately 45 million U.S. consumers have used shopping apps. Read Original Content

Visa is using the Olympics as an international showcase for mobile payments. The company has installed 140,000 payment terminals in London with NFC chips that enable the tap-and-pay process. The terminal locations include 5,000 London taxis and 3,000 point-of-sale venues. Read Original Content

Forrester Research expects close to 100 million NFC devices, which enable mobile contactless payment, to ship worldwide by the end of the year. 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

According to Berg Insight 30 million NFC-enabled smartphones were sold in 2011, of those sold 5 million occurred in North America. Read Original Content

Google has announced substantial improvements to its Android-based wallet app, allowing users to add credit cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Financial Services to its e-wallet. Read Original Content

Nokia is negotiating with Metro Rail projects in India to introduce mobile e-payments into the busy rail industry. Read Original Content

Juniper Research has forecast that NFC-based payments will exceed $180 billion by 2017. Read Original Content

Apple Inc. has just struck a $356 million deal to purchase AuthenTec Inc., the fingerprint sensor technology developer, which could send its iPhone smartphones directly into the middle of the mobile payments market. Read Original Content

According to a recent Affiliate Window report, the iPad is responsible for 55 percent of mobile sales, followed by the iPhone at 29 percent and Android devices at 11 percent. Read Original Content 

This week Starbucks has released a newly designed mobile payment app that allows smartphone users to purchase coffee through their devices. 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.