Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of August 29, 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 a KPMG survey, within the next four years mobile payments will become common practice when purchasing goods and services.  Read Original Content

According to Juniper Research the mobile payment market could reach $670 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

Recent ABI Research indicates that retailers have already spent $220.9 million this year on mobile devices to enhance consumers’ shopping experience, and it is predicted that U.S. mobile shopping sales volume will reach $9 billion in 2011.  Read Original Content

Pyxis Mobile provides an agile, powerful, and secure mobile enterprise application platform.  It enables rapid cross-platform application development, unlimited data integration, enterprise-grade security, and the unique ability to change and update applications in real time.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Pyxis Mobile, http://pyxismobile.com/

Four major credit card companies along with mobile payment provider Isis are collaborating to create security applications for NFC-enabled smartphones.  Isis is currently being supported by Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile USA.  Read Original Content

A new report by Forrester Research shows that mobile banking in Canada has grown by 8 percent in the past two years.  Read Original Content

Etisalat, a UAE-based mobile network operator is planning to release NFC payment services into four African countries by the end of this year.  Read Original Content

A new survey conducted by YouGov in the United Kingdom reveals that around 60 percent of iPhone owners in the UK would use their device to check banking accounts and make contactless payments if the device was capable.  Read Original Content

Lowes, Home Depot, Urban Outfitters and Nordstrom are creating a new trend by retailers to use mobile devices such as iPads and other devices to increase customer service and efficiency through stores nation-wide.  Read Original Content

Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest mobile operator, is planning to launch NFC payments by the first quarter of 2012, according to the NFC Times.  Read Original Content

According to Time Magazine, making payments through mobile devices is a risky practice but certain safety measures can make the process more secure.  Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

SAP TechEd 2011:  Mobile Technologies and the Real Time Enterprise
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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.