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Growth of mobile games in Southeast Asia is slowing, but remains strong

Growth of mobile games in Southeast Asia is slowing, but remains strong

Southeast Asia is leading the way in the aggressive growth of mobile gaming Southeast Asia may be the world’s leading market for mobile games, but the market is showing signs of becoming more sluggish due to oversaturation. While more people in this region have been purchasing smartphones, the number of big-name mobile games has reached a point where smaller games are finding it harder to compete. Games like “Candy Crush Saga” and “Minecraft” have come to … Read entire article »

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Growing infrastructure and demand for mobile payments could have an impact on India’s economy

Growing infrastructure and demand for mobile payments could have an impact on India’s economy

Report highlights the beneficial impact that better mobile technology and Internet connectivity will have on the country New mobile payments technology and the expansion of a 4G mobile network will have a major impact on India’s economy this year, according to a new report from Union Budget. India’s mobile infrastructure has been growing at a fast pace, largely due to growing smartphone penetration and the rising demand for mobile Internet access. The expansion of this infrastructure … Read entire article »

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Many smartphone users wish mobile marketing was more creative

Many smartphone users wish mobile marketing was more creative

According to the results of a recent study, 40 percent of device users would want ads with greater creativity. An ad-technology firm called Quantcast has recently released the results of a study it commissioned, with the participation of smartphone users, in which it determined that these consumers wish mobile marketing had a more creative side. The respondents stated that they wish mobile advertising came with greater creativity and relevancy. The outcome of the study led the researchers to … Read entire article »

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Study shows mobile commerce is on pace to see more growth in the future

Study shows mobile commerce is on pace to see more growth in the future

New study shows the growing prominence of mobile shopping among consumers Criteo, a performance marketing technology provider, has released a new study concerning online transactions and their performance during the fourth quarter of 2015. Last year, mobile commerce became a very powerful force in the retail space. Merchants began investing heavily in new technology that would allow them to connect with mobile shoppers. Consumers have shown a great deal of interest in using their devices to … Read entire article »

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Study reveals top consumer mobile shopping peeves

Study reveals top consumer mobile shopping peeves

Recent research has now revealed some of the biggest complaints shoppers have about m-commerce. Bizrate Insights, a division of Connexity, recently released the results of a survey it conducted with the participation of 100,000 online shoppers in order to better understand the way they felt about the mobile shopping experience. Even though mobile commerce is gaining ground, the experience is still clearly falling short of consumer expectations. The research showed that consumers are dissatisfied by the fact that … Read entire article »

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Mobile apps boost online dating numbers

Mobile apps boost online dating numbers

There are now more young adults who date online than ever before because of smartphone applications. According to the results of a recent study, there has been an increase greater than 15 percent in the number of people using mobile apps for dating, within the young adult age group between 18 and 24 years old. The study was conducted by Pew Research Center researchers, who were investigating online dating trends. The researchers were seeking to better understand the … Read entire article »

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Fast-service food and beverage industries embrace mobile commerce

Fast-service food and beverage industries embrace mobile commerce

Companies are beginning to cater to the demand for mobile commerce support More companies in the fast-service food and beverage industries are becoming involved in mobile commerce, following the example set by Starbucks, which has found significant success in the mobile sector. These companies have taken note of the growing demand for mobile services coming from consumers and are beginning to support mobile payments. Starbucks has established a lead in supporting these payments, but the gap … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is powering growth for PayPal

Mobile commerce is powering growth for PayPal

PayPal is finding a great deal of success through its focus on the mobile commerce space PayPal is beginning to see significant promise in the mobile commerce space. The company has long held a strong mobile presence, but a stronger focus on mobile commerce specifically may ensure future growth. PayPal has announced that it saw a 21% increase in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2015, with revenue reaching $2.6 billion. This growth was partly due … Read entire article »

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