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Mobile payments growth gap barely there between millennials and older generations

Mobile payments growth gap barely there between millennials and older generations

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Visa has been taking aim at Singapore for the creation of a cashless society, with surprising findings. Visa’s effort to turn Singapore into a cashless society has centered heavily around promoting mobile payments growth. The credit card giant recently released its Consumer Payment Attitudes Survey 2016, revealing some unexpected data. It came as little shock that Singaporeans are embracing mobile payment transactions for many purchases. Singapore mobile payments growth has been greatly driven by … Read entire article »

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Worldwide mobile marketing spend to break the $100 mark this year

Worldwide mobile marketing spend to break the $100 mark this year

The MAGNA forecast predicts ad revenue over mobile channels to rise by 3.7 percent worldwide this year. Global mobile marketing spend is expected to break the $100 billion level for the first time, according to a MAGNA report. In fact, the prediction suggested that it may even reach $110 billion. This milestone arrived in the same year that digital (including mobile) is expected to pass TV ad spending. Mobile has been the main driver of digital advertising. Fifty … Read entire article »

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QR code advantages abound in tech friendly packaging solutions

QR code advantages abound in tech friendly packaging solutions

A dairy co-op called Languiru has found a way to benefit from quick response codes on product labels. The second largest dairy production co-op in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, Languiru, has discovered considerable QR code advantages when used on their product packaging. The idea was to launch a digital product label solution that ensures full food quality and safety transparency. This makes it possible for the entire production process to be understood and controlled. Moreover, the … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce popularity pushes fraudulent payment transactions to record highs

Mobile commerce popularity pushes fraudulent payment transactions to record highs

New data released in Europe shows card fraud was way up in 2016, as the U.K. suffers the most. A newly released report is pointing to mobile commerce popularity to help explain why card fraud transactions are skyrocketing in Europe. The United Kingdom is facing the largest losses among all the countries in the European Union, having recorded a £618 million (€713 million) loss last year. The European Union’s total losses were an estimated €1.8 billion in … Read entire article »

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Chinese mobile payments are driving the country toward becoming cashless

Chinese mobile payments are driving the country toward becoming cashless

People in the country have used cash for thousands of years but smartphones are rapidly replacing it. Chinese mobile payments are quickly gaining ground as the country goes increasingly cashless in favor of smartphones. Despite the popularity of cash and the fact that it has been used in China for millennia, its days may be numbered. This move toward mobile wallets is allowing much of the country to skip the use of plastic credit cards. In May, the … Read entire article »

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Mobile advertising growth is higher in China than any other country

Mobile advertising growth is higher in China than any other country

The Asia Pacific countries as a whole are leading the way with smartphone ad growth worldwide. A new Smaato data analysis revealed that the highest mobile advertising growth in the world belongs to China. The findings were based on analyzing data produced by 300 billion mobile ad impressions that occurred in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Smaato saw a near year-over-year doubling in first quarter mobile ad spend in China. CEO and co-founder of Smaato, Ragnar Kruse, said … Read entire article »

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APAC mobile shopping spend is through the roof in 2017

APAC mobile shopping spend is through the roof in 2017

Research shows many consumers in Asian countries enjoy m-commerce as a favorite pastime. The APAC mobile shopping trends are moving more quickly than pretty much anywhere else in the world. Mobile commerce has become a regular part of everyday life in many of those countries. In fact, shopping via smartphone has become a favorite pastime for many people. Some consumers within the region would even go so far as to say that m-commerce is indispensable. This consumer sentiment … Read entire article »

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American mobile payments infrastructure half a decade behind India’s

American mobile payments infrastructure half a decade behind India’s

Ezetap CEO, Bobby Bose, recently stated that the Indian systems are “five years ahead of the U.S.” The American mobile payments infrastructure is far from a global leading marketplace, according to recent Ezetap CEO statements. The head of the Indian mobile payment firm, Bobby Bose, said that his home country’s infrastructure “is probably five years ahead of the U.S.” India is undergoing a massive shift toward the digital marketplace and most consumers are choosing mobile. “India is going … Read entire article »

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New leading mobile commerce marketplace for growth crowned

New leading mobile commerce marketplace for growth crowned

The Better Than Cash Alliance conducted a study naming Indonesia as the leader in m-commerce. The Better Than Cash Alliance released the results of a study it conducted which determined that Indonesia is the fastest growing mobile commerce marketplace. This is an impressive feat for the Southeast Asian country’s population of 260 million. This led the authors of the report on the study to call the country a potential global tech business powerhouse. The study credited the rapidly … Read entire article »

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M-commerce is a way of life in Hong Kong, says MasterCard survey

M-commerce is a way of life in Hong Kong, says MasterCard survey

Consumers in that region are quite comfortable with using their smartphones to research and buy products. Hong Kong consumers have made m-commerce into an everyday regular activity. When they want to shop for something online, it’s entirely commonplace to use a smartphone for the task. These trends were shared through the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey. Over 2 in every 5 Hong Kong residents had made a purchase over a mobile device in the prior 3 months. The MasterCard … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping confidence rose by 13 percent in March alone

Mobile shopping confidence rose by 13 percent in March alone

Consumers are becoming far more comfortable with the use of their smartphones to retail shop. The IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index provided helpful insight about recent mobile shopping confidence trends. The research showed a 13 percent increase in online U.K. retail sales in March, powered by a rise in purchasing over mobile devices. This rate of growth shows that mobile commerce has seen a healthy performance that month. The ongoing positive growth in online retail sales over smartphones … Read entire article »

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