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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of October 6, 2013


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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IBM has acquired Xtify, a mobile messaging platform specializing in rich-content texts and push notifications. Xtify software has the ability to trigger messages depending on time or geographic location, as well as demographic data. Read Original Content

By 2017 top retailers expect 76.5 percent of sales to come through stores, 14.6 percent via e-commerce and 6.5 percent through mobile, according to a Gartner survey. Overall, mobile is more gateway than sales engine.  Read Original Content

U.S. Bank has announced an agreement to accelerate the delivery of an innovative product discovery and shopping service by U.S. Bank that provides an easier way for top-tier retailers to help consumers interact with and buy from leading brands via mobile.  U.S. Bank and Monitise will develop an advanced mobile shopping experience including product selection and instant checkout payment capabilities.  Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

The world’s first and only mWallet solution and smartphone accessory, Loop, is built on a platform that enables consumers in the U.S. to securely load all their cards on their smartphones and use their payment cards at tens of millions of merchant locations worldwide. Loop also enables merchants to easily promote actionable deals and offers to their customers’ mobile device, without heavy integration or cost.  Read Original Content

ValidSoft, a global supplier of advanced telecommunications-based fraud prevention, has integrated its secure mobile commerce technology with Spindle's new "MeNetwork360" mobile commerce ecosystem, which is being previewed at the Money2020 conference being held October 6 to October 10, 2013 in Las Vegas.  Read Original Content

Internet Retailer has released data that suggests mobile commerce in the U.S. will see strong growth by the end of 2013. The data shows that 500 of the largest mobile commerce businesses in the country have been reporting strong results over the past several quarters.  Read Original Content

According to the latest index of e-commerce transaction on the Adyen platform, mobile is continuing to gain a greater share of all the digital commerce Adyer measures, going from 13.8 percent of all transactions in May to 17.6 percent in August. The share of purchases on devices went up 27 percent in just three months. While 9.2 percent of all sales were coming from smartphones, 8.3 percent were from tablets.  Read Original Content

Consumers are using smartphones and tablets to interact with retailers more than half of the time, according to a new report by Shop.org and comScore.  Read Original Content

The mobile payments message from the experts on the first day of the Money 2020 emerging financial services and transactions event was that the United States is the most difficult market to break into. John Muller, the PayPal general counsel and vice president, legal, compared the entry of mobile payments into the United States to trying to get started in fifty different countries.  Read Original Content

On average 55 percent of mobile commerce sales occur on tablets while 45 percent stem from smartphones, according to data from 43 retailers that detailed their mobile sales figures by device for the new 2014 Internet Retailer Mobile 500.  Read Original Content

“In-content purchasing” is a new concept in mobile commerce we will soon be hearing more about. MasterCard plans to offer consumers a new way to shop digitally through a platform called “ShopThis!” With MasterPass, the new offering is designed to let readers discover and purchase items from their favorite titles’ advertising and editorial pages.  Read Original Content

UAE-based telecom service provider Etisalat Group is set to expand its mobile phone-based commerce service “Flous” in Niver through its subsidiary Etisalat Moov. With Flous, customers can use their mobile phones as digital wallets to pay for goods and services; transfer money to friends and family; withdraw and deposit cash; top up mobile phones and manage bank accounts.  The service is offered in partnership with Banque Atlantique Niger.  Read Original Content

Proxama PLC, the leading provider of NFC mobile wallet and NFC mobile engagement technology, has announced the Company will work with Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, to develop the Isis Mobile Wallet application for NFC-enabled devices using the BlackBerry 10 operating system platform.  Read Original Content

Neoedge the leading producer of global events such as the Mobile Commerce Summit ASIA series, has announced its 2014 event will occur at the Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 19-20 next year. The upcoming grand mobile commerce gathering is the seventh in the series that the company has organized annually.  Read Original Content

The GSMA has announced details of the NFC Experience at the NFC & Mobile Money Summit 2013, which will be delivered in conjunction with Isis, the NFC Experience Official Sponsor. All show attendees with NFC-enabled smartphones will be able to participate in the NFC Experience at this year's NFC & Mobile Money Summit, which will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York on October 14-17.  Read Original Content

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