Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of January 27, 2013

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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Worldwide mobile advertising revenue will reach $11.4 billion in 2013, up 18.8 percent from $9.6 billion in 2012, according to research firm Gartner Inc. Read Original Content

Sales of physical retail goods and services made on smartphones were $8 billion in the U.S. last year, accounting for three percent of online sales and less than one percent of total retail sales. Over the next five years, total mobile sales are expected to grow 33 percent annually to $31 billion, making up nine percent of online sales in 2017. Read Original Content

According to a new report out of Strategy Analytics, 152.1 million Android phones were shipped in Q4 of 2012 alone last year, leaving Android with a 70 percent global market share. Read Original Content

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Revealing that mobile payments now account for 20 percent of overall card transactions, CEO Howard Schultz hinted at Starbucks possibly expanding the Square payment method’s reach within the areas of consumer packaged goods and grocery. Read Original Content

Retailers know that shopping is going mobile. During this year's Cyber Monday, the biggest online spending day ever, more than 18 percent of consumers used a mobile device to visit a retailer's website, an increase of over 70 percent from 2011. Mobile sales accounted for nearly 13 percent of all online sales, an increase of more than 96 percent from 2011. Read Original Content

Indonesia’s mobile marketing industry is projected to more than double by 2016, making it an essential channel to reach consumers, a study conducted by global market strategy consultants Roland Berger has revealed. Read Original Content

Smart chip management solutions provider, Bell ID, has revealed its flagship software will be used by Research In Motion in order to provide the security for their mobile payments using NFC technology. Read Original Content

It's a good time to be supplying retailers with mobile marketing solutions. According to U.K.-based analysts at Juniper Research, spending by retailers on mobile marketing will reach $55 billion by 2015, up from $28 billion this year. Read Original Content

Shares of Google rose six percent in early trading on Wednesday as an improvement in the company's core search business in the fourth quarter allayed concerns its growth would slow as advertising moves on to smartphones and tablets. Read Original Content

U.S. mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, a 48 percent compound annual growth rate from the $12.8 billion spent in 2012. This is according to Forrester's latest five-year mobile payments forecast. Read Original Content

EBay reported fourth-quarter revenue that beat some analysts’ estimates after record holiday sales on the Web and mobile devices. Sales climbed 18 percent to $3.99 billion, the company said today in a statement. Read Original Content

Spending on mobile paid search and mobile display advertising in North America hit $3.95 billion in 2012, up 213 percent from $1.26 billion in 2011, research firm eMarketer says. Read Original Content

Forty-five percent of smartphone owners turn to their trusty pocket companions to research goods, a new poll from Harris Interactive finds. However, a smaller number, 23 percent, use their mobile devices to make a purchase. Read Original Content

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Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and SMAC analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.