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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of March 15, 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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Glispa, a startup based out of Berlin that focuses on digital marketing and mobile ads, is picking up a $77 million investment from Market Tech Holdings, a UK-based business that focuses on property and e-commerce investments.  Read Original Content

New data released to CNBC from Comscore reveals mobile accounted for 60 percent of all online shopping in the fourth-quarter.  Read Original Content

When it comes to commerce security, Bitcoin may be safer than mobile wallets, according to a new study from Walker Sands. The study shows that three percent of consumers believe Bitcoin is more secure when making transactions online. By comparison, one percent of consumers believe mobile wallets are safe to use.  Read Original Content

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According to a 2014 survey from MasterCard, China continues to lead in terms of mobile shoppers, with approximately 70 percent of the country’s mobile population using their devices to shop online.  Read Original Content

PayPal’s research in conjunction with Ipsos that examined the mobile commerce habits of 17,600 consumers in 22 countries, shows between 2013 and 2016, the multi-country average compound annual growth rate for mobile commerce is projected to be 42 percent, toppling e-commerce’s same growth rate at 13 percent.  Read Original Content

E-commerce in Singapore grew at an annual growth rate of 38 percent in 2014 and forecast to be worth US $4.92 billion in 2018. M-commerce on the other hand, has grown at 65 percent in 2014 and forecast to be worth US $2.03 billion in 2018, according to PayPal.  Read Original Content

Mobile Internet growth is projected to pass $700 billion in sales within two years, with mobile commerce accounting for more than $500 billion of that, with the largest markets being the U.S., Europe and Asia, based on the new Mobile Internet Investment Review by Digi-Capital.  Read Original Content

Baird Equity Research has released the results of a new survey concerning iPhone users and Apple Pay.  According to the survey, 40 percent of online consumers made an in-store purchase with a mobile device. PayPal was the most preferred application among these consumers, with Google Wallet accounting for 11 percent of these transactions.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce innovations such as Apple Pay are revolutionizing the way consumers shop and buy things, which will have an increasingly greater impact on the digital signage industry as consumers spend ever more time engaged with their mobile devices while in-store, according to mobile commerce consultancy Pyrim Technologies Inc.  Read Original Content

The UK’s shoppers are set to spend £14.95 billion via mobile devices in 2015, an increase of 77.8 percent on £8.41 billion in 2014, while PC spending will grow by just two percent, finds international research conducted by RetailMeNot.  Read Original Content

Visa has now revealed it is working on a new mobile commerce concept that allows a user’s vehicle to take part in the shopping experience, as its Connected Car would make it easier for them to shop and pay for items in a drive-thru setup.  Read Original Content

According to TechNavio's forecasts, 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

Smartphone users who live and work in Toronto have some good news headed their way as a new mobile app will soon become available that will make it more convenient for them to use and pay for the Green P outdoor parking lots that are located throughout the city.  Read Original Content

Samsung is beginning to partner with large financial organizations, such as MasterCard and Visa, in order to improve the launch of its new mobile payments service, called Samsung Pay. By teaming with these companies, Samsung may have a greater reach in markets where mobile payments are thriving.  Read Original Content

Visa has partnered with Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications company operating in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, in order to expand the availability of mobile payments. The two companies will be bringing new mobile payments services to seven countries in Africa, including Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, and Rwanda.  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.