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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of September 7, 2014

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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Twitter Inc. wants its users to more easily move from a tweet to a shopping cart, with the company unveiling its first foray into e-commerce. A small percentage of U.S. users will see a "Buy" button on tweets from Twitter's test partners, which will allow consumers to buy a product directly from the tweet.  Read Original Content

According to analysts at SuperData Research, by the end of this year, mobile gaming revenues will reach $21.1 billion, which means that compared to 2013’s $17.7 billion mobile games revenue, this will work out to a 19 percent increase since last year.  Read Original Content

PayPal rolled out One Touch, a new mobile payments feature that allows a consumer with a PayPal account that is linked to her mobile device to complete a purchase on that device literally with just one touch, something Inc. mobile customers have been able to do for years.  Read Original Content

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According to a new report from Juniper Research, the number of eCoupons redeemed will rise almost two times by 2017, increasing from 16 billion in 2014 to more than 31 billion in 2019, and the report claims that redemptions will be driven mostly by mobile coupons.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce will drive an estimated $516 billion in sales over the next three years, accounting for more than 70 percent of all mobile Internet revenue.  That is the prediction of a new report from research firm Digi-Capital, which says that all mobile Internet revenue will top $700 billion annually by 2017.  Read Original Content
Many of the leading online retailers are reaping the rewards of mobile commerce.  The top 366 U.S. retailers will hit mobile commerce sales of $59 billion this year, an increase of 74 percent from $34 billion a year ago, according to a new index.  Read Original Content

Branding Brand, which works with more than 200 retailers on their mobile commerce sites, reports mobile devices generated 51 percent of all visits to the websites of retailers in August, a dramatic increase from only four percent in 2010.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce in the U.S. grew by 47 percent in Q2 2014, boosted by increased usage of tablets and bucking a seasonal trend for slower rates of growth during the second quarter, new industry data from comScore has shown.  Read Original Content

Wells Fargo announced the launch of its first accelerator program, which will provide funding and mentorship to young companies aiming to pioneer new financial services technology.  The bank will guide three startups in its inaugural class, offering them mentorship in an attempt to prepare them to one-day serve as vendors.  Read Original Content

In a bid to take on rivals Snapdeal and Amazon, India's largest e-commerce player Flipkart has made a strategic investment in mobile payment company ngpay. Flipkart is also shutting down its payment gateway business Payzippy.  Read Original Content

Delhi-based Snapdeal said its revenue from mobile phone users has grown to 60 percent from five percent in early 2013. India's e-commerce market is expected to touch $20 billion by 2020, according to a PwC-Assocham study.  Read Original Content

According to the report from InMobi, almost 86 percent of Australian mobile consumers have plans to engage in some form of mobile commerce within the next 12 months. This is an 11 percent increase over the number of people that said they would participate in mobile commerce in 2013.  Read Original Content

Alibaba, one of China’s largest e-commerce companies, has posted its first quarter results, showing mobility has played a major role in the company’s overall performance. The company’s revenue grew by 46 percent from what it was a year ago. Mobile now accounts for 32.8 percent of Alibaba’s total marketplace volume.  Read Original Content

New figures from IMRG Capgemini revealed British consumers now browse online shopping websites from smartphones and tablets in greater numbers than ever, with the m-commerce figures outdoing standard desktop site visits for the first time, according to the Guardian.  Read Original Content

Ofcom has now released a report that has identified eBay as the leading mobile commerce retailer in the United Kingdom in terms of its popularity among consumers throughout the country.  Read Original Content

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