Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of September 12, 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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Global mobile payment transactions could exceed $945 billion in 2015, according to IE Market Research’s Global Mobile Payment Market Forecast 2011-2015.  Read Original Content

VeriFone Systems Inc. posted better than expected quarterly results and raised its full year outlook as it finds more customers for mobile payment technologies.  Read Original Content

Payments and banking transactions through mobile phones in India are expected to reach $350 billion by 2015, according to The Boston Consulting Group.  Read Original Content

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Lowe’s, a leading home improvement company, is enhancing its website and equipping store employees with iPhones as the second-largest U.S. home-improvement retailer seeks to catch up to Home Depot and boost sales from its existing locations.  Read Original Content

Juniper Research believes there will be $240 billion in mobile payment transactions this year, which will rise to $670 billion by 2015.  Read Original Content

Mobile Interactive Group has acquired global mobile payments business Zaypay, a startup based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. MIG says it will continue to operate Zaypay as a stand alone business.  Read Original Content

Mobile banking, payments and commerce provider Monitise has been granted a patent for a technique that allows 'virtual card details' to be generated on a mobile phone.  Read Original Content

A new survey indicates that a third of Canadians would use a mobile wallet if that option were provided to them by their bank.  Read Original Content

Strasbourg, France will be the second city to host NFC-payment trials by large European cell phone providers after Nice successfully tested mobile payments.  Read Original Content

Text2Pay mobile payment service has introduced a new Tap2Pay feature that enables in-app payments for Android devices.  This further expands the line of mobile payment apps today for smartphones, which include Payfirma Canada and Loop mobile payment service in India.  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.