Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of September 2, 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.

Walmart is currently testing a new program called "Scan and Go." The new system would allow shoppers to scan their own purchases with their mobile phones, and then pay at self-service kiosks. Read Original Content

MasterCard has provided a boost to the mobile shopping sector by announcing an exclusive five-year partnership with communications company Everything Everywhere to develop mobile and digital payment solutions.

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Shopping is the third most popular activity conducted on smartphones and most mobile shoppers use their phone for shopping on at least a weekly basis, a study has found. Read Original Content

Founded in 1979, DSI is a global provider of Enterprise Mobility Solutions®, helping companies worldwide increase productivity and profitability regardless of data source, device type, operating system or network connectivity.  DSI serves clients globally through its offices in Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by DSI.

Earlier this year Gartner Inc., stated the Asia-Pacific will be the largest market for mobile banking in terms of the sheer number of users between 2011 and 2016. Read Original Content

Global mobile payment transactions will pass $171.5 billion this year, according to a new report from Gartner. This is an increase of 62 percent from 2011's $105.9 billion. Read Original Content

Mobile payments company Square credit card readers will be sold at AT&T stores making them more accessible. Read Original Content

Movie ticketing service Fandango announced this summer was the best quarter in its history, a growth it attributes in large part to mobile ticketing. The company had a 26 percent increase in ticket sales over summer of 2011. It also reported that its mobile apps have been downloaded more than 26 million times. Read Original Content

Ever since Apple introduced Passbook as a component of its next operating system, there’s been increasing speculation that the company’s next iPhone would take advantage of NFC technology. Read Original Content

Mobile shopper traffic reached record highs on Independence Day 2012, generating 22.48 percent of all deal news site traffic, a 43 percent increase compared to the average number of mobile visitors recorded over the three previous weekdays. Read Original Content

A recent report by Deloitte & Touche says mobile payments in China, though still in their infancy with uncertain policies, undeveloped technologies and limited application scenarios, will experience a golden era of development in the next three years. Read Original Content

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