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US is lagging behind in mobile commerce

US is lagging behind in mobile commerce

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mobile payments are still quite new in the U.S. The United States is falling behind when it comes to mobile commerce. Over the past few weeks, the mobile world has been abuzz with favor for the new Apple Pay service. the service represents Apple’s first official step into the mobile commerce arena, but excitement concerning the new platform seems to be contained to within the U.S. Apple Pay is nothing new in … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology can safely be used on airplanes

Mobile technology can safely be used on airplanes

A European regulator has now determined that cell phone use does not present an aircraft safety risk. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now determined that mobile technology such as cell phones do not pose an aircraft safety risk, which means that airlines regulated by that authority will be able to allow their passengers to be able to use their devices throughout the length of their flights. Mobile devices were previously required to be switched to … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology reaches another milestone in LTE subscriptions

Mobile technology reaches another milestone in LTE subscriptions

This year is going to be a massive record breaking year when it comes to smartphone broadband subscriptions. According to recent mobile technology data that has been released by Ovum, a global analyst firm, the number of global LTE mobile broadband subscriptions has already broken the 250 million mark as of the first quarter of this year. The report made by Ovum showed that the largest LTE market in the world is the United States. Moreover, Ovum went … Read entire article »

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Mobile marketing campaign launched by Unilever UK

Mobile marketing campaign launched by Unilever UK

The company is using an innovative and interactive strategy on behalf of their Gold from Flora client. Mobile marketing is starting to become a vital component to the overall advertising strategy of companies of all size, and Unilever UK has recently partnered with Future Ad Labs in order to create a campaign over this channel for their client, Gold from Flora. Nearly half of all adults in the United Kingdom now own tablets, making tablet commerce and … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology sends Sony to a $2.1 billion fiscal year loss

Mobile technology sends Sony to a $2.1 billion fiscal year loss

This situation has brought the electronics company to the point that it has had to suspend its dividend. For the first time since the company was first listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, back in 1958, Sony will be suspending its dividend and will not make a payout, because of the $2.1 billion loss that it saw throughout the fiscal year, caused primarily by its mobile technology business. Sony had been predicting a comeback in its business … Read entire article »

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American Express makes a move on Chinese mobile commerce

American Express makes a move on Chinese mobile commerce

Mobile payments continue to grow in China Mobile commerce is making strong progress in China. A growing number of people are using their mobile devices to shop online and this is putting pressure on businesses to become more mobile-centric or risk being left behind by consumers. American Express has announced its partnership with China Mobile, the largest telecommunications company in China. Through this partnership, the two companies will work to promote Hebao, an NFC-based mobile payments … Read entire article »

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Weve abandons plans for a mobile payments platform

Weve abandons plans for a mobile payments platform

Weve has announced that it will no longer be developing a mobile wallet platform Weve, a joint venture from EE, O2, and Vodafone, has abandoned plans to develop a new mobile wallet that was meant to make it easier for banks and retailers to engage mobile consumers. The company has been making an effort to break into the mobile commerce space of the United Kingdom. Thus far, Weve has found only moderate success, but it has … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce has a bright future in Austrlia

Mobile commerce has a bright future in Austrlia

Report highlights trends emerging in the Australian mobile sector Frost & Sullivan has released a new report titled “Australian Mobile Commerce Market 2014.” The report highlights the trends that have emerged throughout Australia and aims to shed some light on the progress that mobile payments have made in the country. Mobile shopping has been growing more popular in Australia recently as more retailers have begun accepting mobile payments. The growth of mobile commerce has been supported … Read entire article »

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