Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of August 22, 2011

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

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According to Visiongain there are currently 150 million mobile payment users and that number will likely grow at 30 percent yearly for the near future.  Read Original Content

The recently released BlackBerry Bold includes an NFC feature allowing owners to pay for goods using the mobile device.  Read Original Content

New York City is testing a mobile payment parking meter program that will allow people to pay for parking spots through their mobile phones.  Read Original Content

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Narian, a mobile payment company, has recently produced a new software program designed to allow retail companies to easily create mobile payment apps for use in their stores.  Read Original Content

For the second consecutive year, Wells Fargo & Company has been named "Best Consumer Internet Bank" and "Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank" in the United States by Global Finance magazine.  This award includes an analysis of a company’s mobile banking features.  Read Original Content

Telekom and Vodafone have announced that they are entering the mobile payment market by creating Mpass, a new company focused on point of sale transactions.  Read Original Content

By 2025 India is expected to become the third largest banking sector and with that will come millions of new mobile banking users.  Read Original Content

Capital One Financial Corp has released a mobile banking app for Android users. This represents the recent trend for banks to provide mobile banking features.  Read Original Content

According to the International Business Times, the newest iPhone will include an internal NFC payment chip to facilitate mobile payments.  Read Original Content

According to a recent test conducted by Viaforensics, 25 percent of mobile finance apps fail a security test designed to gauge the owner’s privacy.  Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict, Independent Mobile and M2M Industry Analyst, SAP Mentor Volunteer
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Full Disclosure: I am an independent mobility analyst, consultant and blogger. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.