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Mobile shopping record broken on Black Friday in US

Mobile shopping record broken on Black Friday in US

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); That one day saw an increase of 33 percent in smartphone and tablet based sales in the United States. Adobe released its Black Friday sales figures, revealing that a mobile shopping record was broken this year. With a year over year increase of 33 percent in sales conducted over smartphones and tablets, the United States broke the billion dollar mark that day. In fact, American shoppers spent $1.2 billion over mobile and tablet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Trends, United States

Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Cyber Monday m-commerce is hot but not enough to kill desktop

Brick and mortar shopping as well as laptop based purchases are still holding strong in the U.S. With Cyber Monday m-commerce growing at a tremendous rate each year, many keep expecting in-store shopping and desktop to fall off the map. However, Black Friday and its in-person purchasing appears to be just as relevant as ever before. Moreover, laptop and desktop based shopping are still going strong. If mobile commerce is as strong as they say, shouldn’t Black … Read entire article »

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Holiday mobile commerce will play a leading role for Americans

Holiday mobile commerce will play a leading role for Americans

Shoppers are expected to use their smartphones more than desktops when looking for sales. Holiday mobile commerce will be taking the top spot in the United States today as shoppers turn to smartphones. That said, while the majority of traffic is expected to come from mobile devices, desktop users are still behind the most retailer revenue. Predictions say that 53 percent of online shopping traffic will come from mobile devices today. That said, just because holiday mobile commerce … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, United States

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

India mobile payments take off as large bank notes disappear

The country recently shocked its citizens by getting rid of its largest paper currency, causing a cash crunch. As the country scrambles in a massive cash reduction, India mobile payments are taking off as an alternative. Mobile wallets have received an almost instant shot in the arm with the surprise notice of the disappearing bank notes. Some mobile payment providers have already reported record breaking numbers over the last few days. Paytm, for instance, the largest India mobile … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments

QR code scam places hundreds of parking tickets on cars in China

QR code scam places hundreds of parking tickets on cars in China

Fraudulent parking tickets with quick response codes were placed on vehicles in northern China. A QR code scam has unfolded in the Hebei Province in Northern China in the city of Shijiazhuang. More than one hundred drivers had received fake parking tickets with quick response codes printed on them. Drivers returning to their vehicles found legitimate looking parking tickets on their windshields. The tickets involved in this QR code scam were well designed. They were not simply photocopies … Read entire article »

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Tablet market is taking a nose dive as shipments drop off

Tablet market is taking a nose dive as shipments drop off

At the moment, Samsung and Apple are still holding the lead, but Amazon’s shipments are actually rising. Despite the fact that Samsung and Apple still dominate the tablet market, their sales growth has plummeted. At the same time that those electronic giants see sluggishness at best, Amazon’s tablet shipments have skyrocketed. Amazon saw four times more sales in the third quarter this year than it did at the same time in 2015. The online marketplace has managed to … Read entire article »

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M-commerce shopping proves enormous during China’s Singles Day

M-commerce shopping proves enormous during China’s Singles Day

The channel experienced a 32 percent growth in use and broke all previous records in the country. Alibaba was once again able to bring m-commerce shopping to new heights over Singles Day in China. This year’s event saw a massive shift toward mobile, which proved to be the deal hunter’s method of choice for finding and purchasing products. Alibaba has reported that this year’s Singles Day in China left all previous records behind. Singles Day in China occurred … Read entire article »

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McDonald’s mobile ordering tested for smartphone users

McDonald’s mobile ordering tested for smartphone users

The fast food chain may one day roll the program out across the country and potentially beyond. A new McDonald’s mobile ordering system is currently being tested. This could make the process of purchasing a Big Mac and fries much faster and more convenient. The goal is to reduce the length of time that customers have to wait, greatly improving efficiency. The mobile service lets customers place their orders and pay for their food ahead of time. As … Read entire article »

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

Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

Mobile traffic gave Yelp a shot in the arm

The company’s third quarter earnings revealed solid growth due to a large number of smartphone users. Yelp’s third quarter 2016 earnings report has been issued and shows a significant impact from mobile traffic. The company saw considerable growth in both its revenue and its active users. These areas of growth have been credited to the sizeable mobile user base and because customers are using those devices on an increasing basis while on the go. Yelp’s year over … Read entire article »

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Amazon Rapids app targets young readers for improved literacy

Amazon Rapids app targets young readers for improved literacy

This mobile application is geared toward kids aged 7 through 12 years old and is meant to encourage reading. The Amazon Rapids app has now been released in the hopes of appealing to kids aged 7 through 12 years old. The goal of the new mobile app is to draw the attention of kids who are hooked on mobile devices. The online marketplace believes that in changing the format of the ebooks, they can become more … Read entire article »

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