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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of January 18, 2015

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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A recent report by Digi-Capital estimates venture capitals invested $4.2 billion in m-commerce from Q3 2013 to Q3 2014, far surpassing the $1.2 billion invested in 2013 and the $829 million invested in the previous two years combined.  Read Original Content

Tesco, the British supermarket chain, has now launched a brand new mobile commerce app, but it isn’t the typical shopping or informational app for smartphone users, as it has been designed for Google Glass.  Read Original Content

The year 2015 will be the year when most online retailers also offer their customers a mobile site, said Dieter Febel, MD of SA Gateway, one of the leading ISP companies in SA, and the sister company of Esquire Technologies.  Read Original Content

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Microsoft and PayPal have joined together in order to promote mobile payments on Windows devices. Through this partnership, Microsoft will work to bring PayPal Here, a mobile card reader, to the Windows Phone platform, which has been without a valuable mobile payments service for some time.  Read Original Content

The analysts at TechNavio forecast the global m-commerce market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.23 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content


India’s e-commerce market is booming, and the mobile Internet may be the reasons. According to a new report from eMarketer, 47 percent of India’s population became smartphone users in 2014.  Read Original Content

Researchers anticipate smartphones and tablets will drive $293 billion in transactions by 2018 — 54 percent of digital commerce sales nationwide. Read Original Content

Recent research from Martec International suggests that globally, 4.8 percent of total sales by retail businesses is driven through mobile devices, a figure that equates to half of all online sales.  Read Original Content

Technology giant IBM has unveiled the z13 mainframe servers, which will provide real-time encryption on all mobile transactions, targeting e-commerce and m-commerce firms in India.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Forrester Research, the new payment service from Apple is expected to energize the mobile market. The report suggests Apple Pay will drive the adoption of new wearable devices that have been developed by Apple and help bolster mobile payments overall.  Read Original Content

E-commerce in India is booming, and this fact has not gone unnoticed by Alibaba. The Chinese company, which has managed to find significant success in the mobile commerce space, has plans to invest some $500 million in an Indian startup that has a focus on the mobile space.  Read Original Content

According to a Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu report, in-store smartphone purchases worldwide will increase by more than 1,000 percent from last year, but the mobile wallet still won’t replace the traditional one.  Read Original Content

Innovators should be encouraged as a recent report from Kalorama Information says there is room for new companies in remote patient monitoring.  Read Original Content

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology is at the forefront of efforts to develop innovative technology to help military service members cope with psychological health and traumatic brain injury issues. The center, known as T2, delivers tested solutions — many of them mobile apps — to help improve the lives of patients.  Read Original Content

Apple Pay may be coming to Canada sooner than expected, according to reports from 9to5Mac. The report suggests Apple Pay could come to the Canadian market as soon as March of this year, which will give Canadian consumers with iOS devices a chance to make payments from their smartphones.  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 digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.