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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of June 16, 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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The Middle East's contribution to mobile transactions is set to be worth $27.6 billion by 2017, accounting for about four percent of the global value, according to forecasts released by the research firm Gartner.  Read Original Content

According to a report by Yankee Group, approximately 40 percent of consumers make use of some kind of mobile shopping application or mobile coupons.  Read Original Content

According to comScore, mobile-generated retail spending could rise to 15 percent of retail e-commerce by the end of this year.  Read Original Content

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BI Intelligence, a leading market research firm, recently released a report concerning the growth of mobile payments in the U.S. and in Europe. The report indicates mobile payments are becoming more common as smartphone penetration grows around the world.  Read Original Content

Mobile commerce has managed to make major progress in the U.S. and Japan, but in Europe, it has met with significant challenges such as language. Both the U.S. and Japan enjoy universal e-commerce markets due to the fact that both countries have a predominant language. Europe, however, is filled with countries that have very different languages from one another, making it difficult to create a universal mobile commerce ecosystem.  Read Original Content
According to IBM, mobile commerce transactions grew by 31 percent in the first quarter compared with just a 3.7 percent overall rise in retail sales.  Read Original Content

According to Bangalore-based management consulting firm Zinnov, e-commerce is expected to increase from $6.3 billion in 2011 to $23 billion by 2016.  Read Original Content

According to a 900-respondent survey from Information Week and Mobile Commerce World, despite the vast majority of businesses recognizing the value of mobile commerce, far fewer are making active progress in its development. Only 26 percent have comprehensive strategies currently in place.  Read Original Content

In Q1 2013, mobile commerce accounted for 20.2 percent of web sales in the U.K., up from 15.4 percent in Q4 2012, finds IMRG and Capgemini.  Read Original Content

From May 2012 to May 2013, smartphone visits were up 101.9 percent, page views up 106.5 percent, orders up 103.7 percent and revenue up 102.6 percent for 18 retailer clients of mobile commerce technology vendor Branding Brand.  Read Original Content

In a recent report Gartner said the value of transactions using NFC, "has been reduced by more than 40 percent throughout the forecast period due to disappointing adoption of NFC technology in all markets in 2012 and the fact that some high-profile services, such as Google Wallet and Isis, are struggling to gain traction."  Read Original Content

Staples and Intuit have announced a three-month pilot scheme that will see the office supplies firm become the exclusive UK retailer of Intuit’s new Intuit Pay payment solution. The Intuit Pay solution allows small enterprises to securely receive credit or debit card payments on the go via their mobile device.  Read Original Content

One of the world's largest railway systems is going mobile. According to the Economic Times of India, IRCTC, the subsidiary of the Indian Railways that handles ticketing, will begin offering train tickets via SMS messaging in July.  Read Original Content

CreditCall and QuickPay Corp. have announced a new plug-and-play mobile payment option that lets parking operators accept mobile payments. Using the QuickPay app for iOS and Android devices, or using SMS and voice-based functions, commuters and motorists in the U.S. can now conveniently pay for parking using their mobile phones.  Read Original Content

According to Berg Insight, global sales of handsets featuring NFC grew 300 percent in 2012 to reach 140 million units.  Read Original Content

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