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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of November 18, 2012

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile commerce and marketing, mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking, mobile ads and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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New research from Juniper shows more than 500 million people will use mobile coupons next year, a 30 percent rise on 2012, with the growth powered by further integration into social networks. Read Original Content

A recent IDC report estimates total mobile device spending, driven largely by m-commerce, will exceed $1 trillion by 2017. Read Original Content

The Australian arm of mobile network operator Vodafone has released details of its forthcoming SmartPass NFC mobile wallet, which could launch "as early as next year" after testing takes place over the next few months. Read Original Content

Kony is the industry’s leading mobile and multichannel application platform provider. Kony develops a suite of customizable pre-built apps, the KonyOne™ Platform and a comprehensive mobile application management solution, which give companies the confidence and control to quickly build apps once and deploy everywhere -- across all mobile devices and operating systems. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Kony.

Twenty-eight percent of those who own a smartphone or tablet plan to shop from their mobile devices on Thursday, according to a Harris Interactive survey of more than 2,000 adults on behalf of Digitas. That’s nearly twice the percentage that said they would shop from a mobile device on Thanksgiving in a similar survey conducted last year. Read Original Content

Mobile is expected to make a huge impact on retail this holiday season, with almost 70 percent of smartphone owners expected to use their device to shop. Read Original Content


According to an eConsultancy report, search engine marketing in North America is expected to be worth $23 billion by the end of 2012 with a large portion coming from mobile traffic; projections show an additional $4 billion in growth throughout 2013, which brings the industry to an estimated worth of $27 billion. Read Original Content

Mobile devices captured nearly 20 percent of all online shopping in Q3 2012, which bodes incredibly well for online retailers heading into the holiday season. Read Original Content

According to a market research report published by MarketsandMarkets the total NFC applications market is expected to reach $10 billion by 2016 at an annual rate of 38 percent from 2011 to 2016. Read Original Content

According to a study by Harris Interactive 27 percent of tablet and smartphone-owning consumers plan to use them for their holiday shopping this year. Read Original Content

America’s number one retailer, WalMart, is introducing a mobile app on which customers can make selections on holiday items through Walmart.com. Read Original Content

Square is now facilitating over $10 billion annually for small businesses across the U.S. Up $2 billion in just two months. Read Original Content

Bank of America Merchant Services is the latest company to launch a mobile payments platform.  Its Mobile Pay on Demand is designed specifically for small businesses and will be available on December 3. Read Original Content

With worldwide mobile payment transactions set to surpass $171.5 billion in 2012 – a 61.9 percent increase from 2011 – banks are being criticized for their approach to adapting to this new market landscape. Some experts warn they could lose out on consumer business to non-traditional rivals. 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.

eBay is now projecting $10 billion in mobile sales in 2012, more than double that of 2011. In discussing second-quarter results earlier this year, eBay President-CEO John Donahoe called that a "staggering surge in mobile shopping and payments on devices that did not exist just a few years ago. Read Original Content

The restaurant industry is quickly adopting mobile advertising compared to other industries, according to a new report released this week from Millennial Media, an independent mobile advertising and data platform. Read Original Content

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