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Mobile commerce market is growing quickly throughout the world

Mobile commerce market is growing quickly throughout the world

IDC predicts that mobile commerce transactions will grow significantly in the near future Market research firm IDC has predicted that the world will see a dramatic increase in mobile commerce transactions in the coming years, with the Asia Pacific region leading the way in terms of growth. throughout Asia, mobile commerce has been growing at a rapid rate, particularly in China where retailers are beginning to place more emphasis on mobile consumers. Expanding mobile Internet networks … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications, Trends

First responders receive wearable technology accelerator boost

First responders receive wearable technology accelerator boost

The Department of Homeland Security is moving closer to launching wearables for first responders. TechNexus has now released an announcement that has revealed that it has chosen thirteen different companies for participation in the DHS EMERGE! Program, which has been created in order to boost the rate of development of hardware and wearable technology when it comes to first responders. This group of people includes a range of different types of position, from emergency medical techs to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Health Care Industry, Technology News, Trends

Back to school mobile shopping is “stressful” to parents

Back to school mobile shopping is “stressful” to parents

A new report has shown that when it comes to strain on consumers, this time of year beats out holiday purchases. Performance analytics company, Soasta, has now released the findings of the Soasta Back to School Shopping Report Card, which is an annual survey that examines various components of online and mobile shopping purchases. The focus of this survey was on the stressors for shoppers when shopping for the upcoming school year. What this online and mobile shopping … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends, United States

Starbucks leads the way in mobile commerce success

Starbucks leads the way in mobile commerce success

Starbucks has found profit in engaging mobile consumers Starbucks is quickly becoming the shining example of what can be accomplished through a focus on mobile commerce. The company has been growing more mobile-centric recently in order to engage a changing generation of consumers that have begun to rely more on their mobile devices in order to shop for and purchase products. In the retail space, smartphone users are finding that mobile commerce services have provided them … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, United States

CurrentC mobile payments service may not be launching until 2016

CurrentC mobile payments service may not be launching until 2016

MCX announces that payment service is not likely to see a launch this year The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX), comprised of several retail organizations, has announced that its mobile commerce platform, called CurrentC, may not launch until 2016. The platform was meant to compete with other services coming from Apple, Google, and Samsung, providing retailers with a tool that they can use to effectively engage consumers that are interested in mobile payments. Retailers have been expressing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile commerce is expected to rise by 33 percent in India, next year

Mobile commerce is expected to rise by 33 percent in India, next year

In 2016, the Indian population is expected to take on smartphone based shopping with a vengeance. According to a recent study that has been published jointly by Grant Thornton and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, online purchases made over mobile commerce will break the 40 million mark by the close of next year. Comparatively speaking, the current level is believed to be around 30 million mobile device users. As a whole, the e-commerce market … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Indian banks team with Visa to take on mobile commerce

Indian banks team with Visa to take on mobile commerce

Mobile commerce to get a boost as banks partner up with Visa Several Indian banks have begun to test a mobile payment service that has been developed by Visa. Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and State Bank of India have all agreed to test Visa’s mVisa service, which will allow their customers to make in-store transactions with their mobile devices. They will also be able to use the service to pay bills and send and … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends