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Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

Mobile commerce user base is growing quickly

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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 commerce space currently. More people are gaining access to mobile devices … Read entire article »

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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 make up only 1 percent of all consumer spending in the United States. Many feel that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Apple Pay may have a major impact on the NFC technology market

Apple Pay may have a major impact on the NFC technology market

New mobile payments service is causing the NFC market to surge Apple Pay has been launched and it has already manage to cause a stir in the mobile payments space. The launch of the new service has been supported by a wide range of retailers, all of whom have shown strong interest in the mobile space. While Apple has succeeded in drawing more attention to mobile shopping and payments, the company’s new service may have an … Read entire article »

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What makes Starbucks the ultimate mobile payments – and business – success story?

What makes Starbucks the ultimate mobile payments – and business – success story?

Apple Pay may be receiving a great deal of media attention but it is the coffee shop app that remains the winner. When it comes to the success of a mobile payments wallet app, no other company in the United States can compare to the success story that Starbucks has managed to make for itself through careful and clever strategy. Starbucks has mastered is the idea that while mobile commerce is important, success comes from a complete … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce will drive 1 of every 2 Thanksgiving Day online purchases

Mobile commerce will drive 1 of every 2 Thanksgiving Day online purchases

IBM is now predicting that smartphones and tablets will surpass desktops for the first time ever. As the official start of the holiday shopping season approaches, and as early shoppers are already heading out to see what ideas and deals they can find, IBM has now predicted that on Thanksgiving Day the online shoppers will be conducting price comparisons, reading about products and making purchases over mobile commerce will represent 53 percent of all online shopping … Read entire article »

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Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

Wearables trial at Westin Hotels & Resorts could improve sleep for guests

The goal is to help to make sure that people staying at the company’s locations will be better rested at night. The latest phase of the Westin Hotels & Resorts Well-Being Movement – a year-long effort to improve the stay of its guests – has now been unveiled, showing that it will be testing wearables in order to help customers to be able to obtain a better night of sleep while staying at one of their … Read entire article »

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The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology

The travel industry will be revolutionized by wearable technology

According to a recently released report, this market is about to change around the world from wearables. According to the World Travel Market (WTM) Global Trends Report 2014, one of the primary trends that will be turning the industry on its head throughout coming years will be wearable technology. Another major part of the transformation of the travel industry is expected to be big data. This report’s forecasts have stated that wearable technology will have reached the point … Read entire article »

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New technology could change the future of mobile commerce

New technology could change the future of mobile commerce

SK Planet outlines its predictions of the future of retail commerce at recent event SK Planet, a leading mobile solutions provider and subsidiary of SK Group, believes that new technology will continue to blur the line that separates digital and traditional commerce. The company recently discussed its view of mobile commerce at an event held in South Korea, which was also attended by several large organizations that have interests in the mobile space. During this discussion, … Read entire article »

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