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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of December 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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As China's online population expands further, so too will total e-commerce transaction volume. Indeed, the National Bureau of Statistics reported that in the first three quarters of 2014, online retail sales grew nearly 50 percent year-on-year, while traditional retail sales saw just 12 percent growth.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce has exploded in the past year, with research revealing mobile sales are expected to make up 27 percent of e-commerce sales in the UK in 2014, according to eMarketer.  Read Original Content

Iovation, a provider of online fraud and abuse protection services, claims 37 percent of retail online transactions from this Black Friday to Cyber Monday were made from mobile phones and tablets, a four percent increase compared to last year.  Read Original Content

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Shares of eBay jumped more than six percent as the online retailer and marketplace announced plans to spin off its PayPal payments business in 2015, a plan that was originally proposed by activist investor Carl Icahn earlier this year.  Read Original Content

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority mTicket program accounted for 15 percent of ticket sales within three quarters after it was launched, and the New York Waterways mobile ticketing business grew to 25 percent of sales in under two years.  Read Original Content

From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark showed overall online sales increased 12.6 percent, with mobile sales up 27.2 percent compared to the same period in 2013.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce transactions are set to grow at an impressive rate in just a few years. According a new Juniper Research report, more than two billion mobile users will make such a transaction by the end of 2017, an increase from 1.6 billion users this year.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce is expected to become a powerful force in India within the next few years. Amazon India sees high hopes for mobile shopping in the country, suggesting the mobile space will contribute as much as 70 percent of the company’s total revenue.  Read Original Content

The latest data published by Adobe showed that almost one out of every three purchases made on Thanksgiving Day and on Black Friday occurred over mobile commerce.  Read Original Content

A Kanu Iroegbu survey reveals slightly less than 40 percent of all mobile users and 50 percent of millennials say they will use their devices to purchase goods rather than travel to brick-and-mortar stores.  Read Original Content

Mobile and tablet users will make 195 billion mobile commerce transactions annually by 2019, up from 72 billion this year, according to Juniper Research.  Read Original Content

According to a new report, the global mobile marketing market is set to grow from $4,314.5 million in 2014 to $15,287.4 million by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 28.8 percent.  Read Original Content

Mobile shopping revenues in the US were 76 percent higher on Cyber Monday this year than the same day in 2013. That’s according to a report from eCommerce firm Skava, based on 250 million page views on the sites and apps of its clients, including Gap, Staples and Toys R Us.  Read Original Content

In 2015 the UK will become the first country where over half of all ad spending goes towards digital media, new research from GroupM has predicted.  Read Original Content

Tumblr has just announced its latest in social media marketing over mobile in the form of an ad unit that it is calling its “Tumblr Sponsored Apps,” which will give app publishers the opportunity to target Millennials, who are the primary audience of the blogging service.  Read Original Content

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