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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of Week of March 2, 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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IAB Australia’s ‘Online Advertising Expenditure Report’ shows a 220 percent surge in mobile advertising, representing expenditures of $86.2 million, and a 30 percent jump for video, which reached $90.3 million. Read Original Content

A new customer satisfaction survey from analytics firm ForeSee has ranked Amazon as the top destination for shoppers who used their mobile devices to browse for gifts. According to the survey, the online retail giant scored 85 points out of a possible 100, ranking it ahead of every other company. Read Original Content

A new study has revealed mobile commerce generated £7.5 billion in the UK in 2012, as more consumers use the mobile channel to buy parcels. Read Original Content

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PayPal, the world's leading online payment firm with about 123 million active accounts, estimated it would process $20 billion in mobile payments worldwide this year, up from $14 billion last year. Read Original Content

Customer satisfaction with mobile commerce appears to be gradually improving year-on-year, to the extent that the m-commerce experience is almost considered to be on par with desktop. The findings come from a survey by Foresee, which has been examining satisfaction scores from visitors to 40 of the largest UK mobile retail websites and apps in the UK since 2010. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the mobile commerce market in India will grow at an annual rate of 71.06 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the growth in mobile subscriptions. Read Original Content
New data shows the use of commerce and banking apps is growing faster among UK Android users than the use of gaming apps, however Google and Facebook still dominate the market. Read Original Content

The US Postal Service will offer a 2 percent discount on direct mail postage if it features mobile barcodes. The Direct Mail Mobile Coupon and Click-to-Call promotion runs until April 30, 2013, and aims to encourage mailers to use their physical mail pieces to connect with mobile smartphone and Internet communications. Read Original Content

eBay has revised its global m-commerce forecast and predicted it will generate in excess of $20 billion in mobile sales volume in 2013. Read Original Content

Max Levchin, co-founder of online payment giant PayPal, has launched a rival business called Affirm that will compete in the crowded but fast-growing mobile payments business. Read Original Content

Credit card company Visa is ramping up its partner program to help integrate its payments technologies in mobile devices and platforms. The new initiative, called the Visa Ready Partner Program, aims to help mobile device manufacturers, technology partners, mobile network operators, and others gain access to Visa IP, licenses and more. Read Original Content

Yankee's Holland expects the total market for mobile transactions to reach $1 trillion per year by 2015. There are currently $7 trillion worth of transactions per year processed through Visa and MasterCard. Read Original Content

2013 will be a banner year for mobile app revenue. That’s according to the latest research and industry projections from Gartner. If the projections manifest, global app revenues will reach an all time global high of $25 billion this year. Read Original Content

In a game changing deal, Visa has announced its NFC payment systems will be built into all future Samsung phones. The announcement came at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Read Original Content

Gucci has announced the optimization of for mobile devices. Now available in North America and Europe, the House’s mobile website will launch in the Asia Pacific region this spring. The mobile website was created in response to the growing demand for access to Gucci’s luxury products on mobile devices and allows customers to easily browse and purchase Gucci products. Read Original Content

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