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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Industry News and Strategies – Week of May 18, 2015

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Since going public last September, Alibaba has shown how an eCommerce company can set the bar for what it means to be the global leader in mobile commerce.  Alibaba did that once again when it shared its 352 percent annual increase in mobile revenue from the year prior.  Read Original Content

Tango Shop is a new shopping feature that launched with the help from partners Walmart and Alibaba. This partnership will extend Tango’s reach into the mobile shopping side as its 300-some million users can now browse and shop on or AliExpress via the Tango shopping app.  Read Original Content

A new Fraud Practice and report questioned nearly 1,500 fraud and payment professionals and found that 39.4 percent of merchants said they were tracking fraud by channel, but 34.2 percent were uncertain whether they were. Meanwhile, 61 percent were uncertain whether fraud was increasing in their mobile channel.  Read Original Content

According to a recent RedSeal survey of high-ranking US executives, cyber attacks on one network will have a significant ripple effect. In fact, most of the professionals surveyed readily acknowledge that a coordinated assault launched by sophisticated cyber criminals would wreak havoc on their own business operations and hurt their brands.  Read Original Content

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Forecast, mobile data traffic in India is projected to grow 24-fold between 2013 and 2018 at a compound annual growth rate of 88 percent.  Read Original Content

According to a recently published TechSci Research report "Global Cyber Security Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", global cyber security market is anticipated to surpass US $123 billion by 2020.  Read Original Content

According to a recent report published by Transparency Market Research, the mobile-apps segment held a share of about 19 percent in terms of revenue in 2013 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.9 percent between 2014 and 2020.  Read Original Content

According to PR Newswire, in China, the number of mobile shoppers grew to more than two hundred millions, while in India the share of mobile shoppers on online buyers in the cities increased from just over 20 percent to more than a half.  Read Original Content

According to Pyramid Research, the increasing market of mobile users in Latin America is one of the main reasons for the high interest of mobile merchants in the region. Mobile subscriptions rose to 735 million in Latin America at the end of 2014, while almost 200 million mobile handsets were sold, 62 percent of which were smartphones.  Read Original Content

Infosys has made a second big acquisition in a little over two months, marking a significant change in the company's approach to M&As under CEO Vishal Sikka.  It has acquired US-based digital experience provider Kallidus for $120 million.  Read Original Content

Next year mobile ad spend will top $100 billion, according to predictions by eMarketer. If companies want to grab people's attention in a positive way, they will need mobile ads that offer a uniquely mobile experience.  Read Original Content

Facebook has built a mobile advertising business with an annual run-rate of $6.5 billion in just two years, representing more than half of the total income it generates from that source — and it is growing at many times the fixed-line rate.  Read Original Content

A new study by Juniper Research – Digital Advertising: Online, Mobile & Wearables 2015-2019 – predicts annual global advertising spend on mobile devices will reach US $105 billion by 2019, up from about US $51 billion this year.  Read Original Content

Urban and rural community health centers and clinics had low mobile health intervention adoption rates in 2013, according to a new survey by the Commonwealth Fund.  Just 27 percent respondents said they used mobile phones in care delivery at the time of the survey.  Read Original Content

The global medical device and mobile health monitoring market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 43.3 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to a Transparency Market report.  Read Original Content

Several mobile operators plan to block advertising on their networks, setting the stage for a battle with digital media companies such as Google, AOL and Yahoo.  One European wireless carrier told the Financial Times that it has installed blocking software in its data centres and planned to turn it on before the end of 2015.  Read Original Content

Stats from an Opera Mediaworks report covering the first quarter of 2015 show Android with a share of 45.77 percent of all revenue generated by advertisements across mobile devices throughout the world. That number gave Android a narrow lead over iOS, which scored a worldwide share of mobile ad revenue of 45.44 percent.  Read Original Content

Sainsbury has now announced that it is going to be launching a shop-and-go m-commerce app that has been designed to make it possible for customers to be able to complete their entire order by way of their smartphones.  Read Original Content

A recent study by Dunnhumby showed online grocery shopping in markets such as the US, China, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, Japan and South Africa was growing by 97 percent. In 2014, the study showed, these markets recorded an online sales penetration of 0.9 percent.  Read Original Content

Research from RetailMeNot, predicts that more consumers in the United Kingdom will be spending their money through mobile devices in the coming years. According to this research, some $15 billion in mobile commerce retail transactions are expected to be made by the end of this year.  Read Original Content

"In the US, e-commerce is just online shopping. In China, e-commerce is a lifestyle," said the founder of Alibaba. Alibaba's rise symbolizes the breakneck growth of China's Internet and e-commerce sectors. By 2016, China will have 730 million Internet users and 380 million online shoppers, up from 460 million and 145 million in 2010.  Read Original Content

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