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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of April 28, 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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Coffee chain Starbucks is experiencing significant growth in terms of the number of its customers making mobile payments, after it was revealed that ten percent of its revenues in the U.S. are made up by mobile transactions, Mobile Commerce Daily has reported. Read Original Content

About 12 percent of U.S. e-commerce purchases were made from smartphones and tablets in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to trend-tracking firm comScore. Read Original Content

According to a study from eMarketer, mobile sales will account for 25 percent of all online retail sales by 2017, more than double that recorded in 2012. Read Original Content

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Mobile commerce climbed 31 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, fueled by growing tablet use and improved customer service, m-commerce now accounts for 17.4 percent of total online retail sales, up from 13.3 percent in the year earlier period. Read Original Content

Dutch mobile commerce revenues rose in the second half of 2012 to €310 million, according to Thuiswinkel's M-commerce Monitor 2012-2. The number of Dutch people making purchases from their mobile lifted to 1.7 million, up 73 from the year before. Read Original Content
Mobile commerce is showing strong growth in the U.K. Ofcom, a government-approved regulator of the communications sector in the U.K., has released information showing half of the population of the country own a smartphone, with 19 percent of the population owning a tablet device. Read Original Content

Mobile network operators are the reason NFC payments are yet to take off, Jorn Lambert, group head of emerging payments for MasterCard in Europe, has told The Australian Financial Review — and suggested that phone makers are now better placed than carriers to bring NFC to market. Read Original Content

Kenya's Equity Bank and Google have announced BebaPay, Kenya's newest cashless innovation to make payments more convenient for consumers and merchants. Read Original Content

IBM has issued a new report concerning the growth of mobile commerce in the retail sector. The report “Online Retail Index” shows mobile commerce has been growing in popularity among mobile consumers that favor their smartphones and devices over traditional means of shopping. Read Original Content

Investors will likely focus on mobile advertising growth at Facebook Inc. when the social media company reports first-quarter results on Wednesday after the stock market closes. Read Original Content

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has confirmed his company is considering adding NFC payments capabilities to its Wii U platform, reports Finextra. Read Original Content

According to the latest industry data released regarding the use of mobile payments, smartphone users enjoy using their devices to complete transactions at the grocery store. Read Original Content

According to a new report from Thuiswinkel, a market research firm, the number of consumers in the Netherlands making purchases from a mobile device has reached 1.7 million. This is a 73 percent increase over the level mobile purchases had been at in 2012. Read Original Content

Tablet sales could soon generate more money for manufacturers than laptops or desktops in the U.K. Tablets are already outselling traditional PCs in the U.K., with approximately 1.5 million sold in the first three months of the year, according to GfK figures seen by Mobile Marketing. Read Original Content

According to eMarketer, U.S Retail M-commerce sales will reach $39 billion in 2013 made via smartphones and tablets, up by 56.5 percent over last year. The number of mobile shoppers in the U.S. will swell by 24 percent in 2013 to 118 million consumers and represent 62 percent of digital shoppers. Read Original Content

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