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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of December 15, 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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Matt Tuzzolo, who used to split restaurant bills by sending money via PayPal, now wields his iPhone to pay his fellow diners -- in Bitcoins.  “It’s more convenient than PayPal,” said Tuzzolo, a software developer in Portland, Oregon, who uses the Gliph mobile application to transfer digital money on the go. “It’s as easy as sending a text.”  Read Original Content

Apptive has announced it has raised over $1 million in funding through recent efforts. The firm offers services to those looking to develop their own mobile commerce applications. A growing number of retailers and online merchants are beginning to focus on the mobile sector in order to take advantage of the swell of consumers that have come to populate this sector in recent years.  Read Original Content

Forty-six percent of the top 500 mobile retailers use HTML5 in their smartphone or tablet sites, according to Internet Retailer’s The advanced web programming language enables mobile sites to look and function like mobile apps, quite a trick.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

IMRG, the leading UK body for e-retailing, has predicted that compared with 2012, 64 percent more of smartphone owners will use their device to shop online during Christmas 2013.  Read Original Content

Line has just announced it has opened up a new partnership with aCommerce, an online shopping logistics firm, as well as Maybelline New York, from L’Oreal, in order to be able to take a new step into cosmetics mobile commerce venture that will bring the latest products from the brand to Thailand.  Read Original Content
Total e-commerce grew 24 percent to $4.6 billion on Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Thanksgiving, according estimates from BI Intelligence. Offline retail, meanwhile, was down.  Read Original Content

According to RealBusiness, nearly a quarter of UK consumers used a mobile device for Christmas shopping.  Read Original Content

According to the report from YouGov, awareness concerning NFC-based payment systems is quite low among consumers in the United Kingdom. The report indicates approximately 35 percent of UK consumers are aware of NFC-based mobile payment technology.  Read Original Content

A new survey from Marketing Land and SurveyMonkey suggest consumers primarily use their smartphones for in-store research rather than for mobile payments. Many people do not feel comfortable with the idea of paying for products with their mobile devices, mostly due to security concerns they have regarding the mobile space.  Read Original Content

EE, a digital communications company based in the United Kingdom, has recently released its 4GEE Mobile Living Index, in which it has shown the greater penetration of 4G throughout the country will help consumers take part in Christmas m-commerce to such a degree that its figures will be three times greater this year than they were in 2012.  Read Original Content

SingTel Digital Media, a subsidiary of Singapore’s largest telecommunications company, has launched a new mobile commerce application called Lyke. Lyke is a branded version of the white-label Wish application, which was developed in the U.S.  Read Original Content

The value of commercial transactions conducted via mobile handsets and tablets will exceed $3.2 trillion by 2017, Juniper Research reveals. That’s up from $1.5 trillion in 2013.  Read Original Content

According to one of the most recent announcements from eBay, the company is experiencing its best holiday mobile commerce season ever, particularly when its payments through PayPal are taken into account.  Read Original Content

Pulse Mobile announced mobile commerce merchants and advertisers around the world can now access a 30 million record U.S. database through the company’s mobile email marketing platform, m-Mail Performance.  Read Original Content

According to Informa Telecoms & Media’s latest report, retailers that offer multiple payment options, including a mobile checkout facility, will be able to serve more customers and reduce loss of sales due to shoppers’ reluctance to queue, especially during the busy Christmas holidays.  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.