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Morgan Stanley believes in the future of wearable technology

Morgan Stanley believes in the future of wearable technology

The financial services firm has predicted that this tech category will grow to a business of $1.6 billion. Wearable technology remains a tech category that is in its infancy, and while there is a rapidly growing number of devices continually being released – from smartwatches to smart jewelry and from augmented reality glasses to clothing with sensors – the analysts at Morgan Stanley have faith in the growth that it will experience and have released a … Read entire article »

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Mobile wallets will be used by 30 percent of holiday shoppers

Mobile wallets will be used by 30 percent of holiday shoppers

Nearly one in three consumers intend to use smartphone payments such as Google Wallet and Apple Pay. A recent poll from Stratos Inc., entitled the 2014 Holiday Mobile Payments Survey indicated that about 30 percent of holiday shoppers intend to use mobile wallets in order to pay for the purchases that they make throughout the holiday shopping season. Moreover, 17 percent claim … Read entire article »

Mobile commerce may win big during the holiday season

Mobile commerce may win big during the holiday season

comScore report predicts spike in online retail spending this year Online retail spending is expected to spike more during this year’s holiday season than it did last year, according to a report from comScore. The report predicts that mobile consumers will flock to online retail sites in order to avoid large crowds at stores and purchase the products they are interested … Read entire article »

Is the new wearable technology from Intel too expensive?

Is the new wearable technology from Intel too expensive?

What many are asking now is whether or not this smart bracelet is worth the extra money. The new MICA Intel wearable technology has now been unveiled in the form of a bracelet that will come with a hefty price tag of $495 – and that’s a discount when a customer signs on for a 2 year wireless contract. This is causing … Read entire article »

Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

New report predicts that mobile consumers participating in mobile commerce will exceed 2 billion by 2017 A new report from Juniper Research estimates that there will be more than 2 billion mobile consumers that participate in mobile commerce of some kind by the end of 2017. This is an increase over the estimated 1.6 billion people that participate in the mobile … Read entire article »

Disney finds success in mobile games

Disney finds success in mobile games

Disney Interactive is gaining momentum in the mobile space Disney Interactive is beginning to see significant success in the gaming field. The company has long been involved in the game industry, having first been formed in 1999 in order to engage a new generation of consumers interested in interactive entertainment. In recent years, Disney Interactive has been focusing more heavily on … Read entire article »

Could QR codes be replaced by an LED light bulb?

Could QR codes be replaced by an LED light bulb?

A new scannable technology is presenting a potential alternative to quick response codes, but will it catch on? While QR codes are quite useful and are highly practical, many have complained that in terms of aesthetics, all they do is take away from the ad or other form of display on which they have been printed. When a piece of print advertising … Read entire article »

Mobile payments will make up only 1 percent of US transactions by 2019

Mobile payments will make up only 1 percent of US transactions by 2019

Consumers will still be using their plastic credit and debit cards the vast majority of the time in 5 years from now. The release of Apple Pay has caused many people to think that this is the point at which mobile payments will be taking off, but a recent report has suggested that by 2019, these smartphone based transactions will still … Read entire article »