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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 »

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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

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 »

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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 »

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Mobile commerce is a hit with British consumers

Mobile commerce is a hit with British consumers

UK is experiencing a major increase in mobile commerce activity Mobile commerce is surging in the United Kingdom. The Office of National Statistics has released its yearly report concerning Internet usage in the UK and has found that nearly all (96%) of British adults between the ages of 16 and 24 browse the Internet from a mobile device. This demographic is noted as being “on-the-go,” and busy schedules have made people rely more heavily on their … Read entire article »

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M-commerce has never been tried by 15 percent of Millennial device owners

M-commerce has never been tried by 15 percent of Millennial device owners

Among the barriers to shopping on smartphones is the struggle with typing on a tiny screen. Even though the Millennial generation is typically considered to be tremendously mobile-savvy, a recent study has shown that a full 15 percent of them have never conducted any m-commerce shopping activities at all on their smartphones. Also revealed was that 34 percent of that generation find it challenging to use a small screen to type. In this study, which was conducted by … Read entire article »

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