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IBM and Apple partner up on business focused mobile app

IBM and Apple partner up on business focused mobile app

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The companies have now announced that they will be working together on this application and other products. Despite the fact that IBM and Apple have hardly seemed like companies that would ever be partnering to create products together, this is exactly what has recently been announced, as they will now be developing both mobile app and device products that are geared toward business customers. The first mobile application being developed in the partnership … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends

Mobile commerce reaches new heights globally

Mobile commerce reaches new heights globally

New report from Criteo shows that mobile shopping is more than just a passing fancy Criteo, a performance marketing technology firm, has released the latest edition of its Mobile Commerce Report. The report highlights the results seen in the mobile sector during the fourth quarter of 2014, showcasing emerging trends and addressing consumer shopping behavior. The report has found that mobile now accounts for a large portion of online transactions, especially in parts of the world … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends, United States

Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

Mobile security and privacy demands made by Canadian watchdog

The Privacy Commissioner in the country has now joined 22 Canadian and global counterparts in an open letter. The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has recently joined with 22 other watchdog groups and regulators within Canada and other parts of the world in an open letter that has been issued to tech giants such as Apple and Google, calling for massive improvements to the mobile security control that users have over the use of their private information by … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce Security, Trends

Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

Mobile app from Marriott broadens check-in tech

Smartphone using guests at the hotel’s locations can skip the front desk for many features they want to use. Though the mobile app from the Marriott is currently considered to be quite cutting edge in the hotel industry at the moment, many in the travel environment now believe that this type of technology will become the standard within the next few years. The smartphone application makes it possible to skip the front desk in order to check-in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Travel, Trends

Mobile payments reach new heights during the holidays, but danger of fraud still lingers

Mobile payments reach new heights during the holidays, but danger of fraud still lingers

New report sheds light on performance of mobile commerce while also highlighting security issues Online fraud and abuse protection provider Iovation has released a new report concerning the performance of mobile commerce over the past holiday shopping weekend. The report notes that consumers made use of their mobile devices when shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, taking advantage of retail opportunities offered specifically to mobile consumers. Iovation found that, in some cases, people fell prey … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile commerce apps may place personal data at risk, FTC

Mobile commerce apps may place personal data at risk, FTC

Consumers have already expressed that they are leery about smartphone based shopping, and this may not be paranoia. While some consumers have already started shopping over mobile commerce and many retailers and restaurants have been jumping on the bandwagon to provide apps to make that process easier than using the mobile web, recent research is starting to show that this may not be as safe as some think in terms of keeping sensitive data protected. Even Americans … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Trends, United States

Braintree sees a bright future ahead for mobile payments

Braintree sees a bright future ahead for mobile payments

Braintree predicts that mobile commerce will evolve quickly over next few years Braintree, a leading mobile payments service provider, believes that mobile commerce will change dramatically over the next few years. Mobile commerce is still a relatively new concept, but it has risen to prominent is a short amount of time. Consumers have shown a great deal of interest in mobile payments because of its convenience, and the number of people participating in these payments is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends