Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of September 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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Sales figures for online shopping conducted through mobile devices are predicted to reach $730 billion within the next five years, according to Juniper Research. Read Original Content

According to research by comScore, Tablet owners are more engaged in e-commerce than smartphone owners with 39 percent of tablet owners making purchases via tablets in the last month compared to 18 percent of smartphone users. Read Original Content

Orange has announced that customers with Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone will now be able to make contactless payments. Orange customers will be able to make use of the NFC capabilities of the mobile device using the company’s Quick Tap service, which was launched through a partnership with Barclaycard last year. 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, www.dsionline.com.

The percentage of online sales via mobile devices could reach 20 percent by this Christmas, figures released today revealed. Site visits via mobile devices are set to reach 30 percent, according to the latest results from IMRG. Read Original Content

Contactless payment in taxis is on the rise and on track to replace cash transactions, according to Cabcharge. The taxi payment company has reached the two million contactless payment mark through its in-taxi terminals, and will be looking to enable NFC payment options very soon. Read Original Content

PayPal is rolling out a mobile payments application optimized for Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. The app joins PayPal's existing mobile services for Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Read Original Content

PayPal is teaming with credit card company Discover Financial Services to expand use of the eBay subsidiary’s nascent mobile payments service from a few thousand merchant locations to potentially seven million by the middle of next year. Read Original Content

According to a new Forrester Research report, mobile banking will reach 108 million users in the U.S. by 2017. This represents approximately 46 percent of all U.S. bank account holders. Read Original Content

According to SWACHA’s Consumer Insights Survey, which polled 600 Texas residents, 20 percent of respondents said they currently bank on their phones, compared to 7 percent in 2009. Read Original Content

In Canada, 56 percent of users of mobile banking apps are aware of an upcoming service that would allow them to swipe their phone to pay for goods and services at check out, according to results from our Digital Life Canada Survey. This is an increase from 47 from a year earlier. Read Original Content

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