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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured News, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments, Technology News, Trends

Smartphones are beginning to drive the growth of mobile commerce

Smartphones are beginning to drive the growth of mobile commerce

More consumers are beginning to rely on smartphones to shop, not tablets More consumers in the United States are becoming comfortable with the concept of mobile commerce, and many are beginning to rely on their mobile devices to research and purchase products both in physical stores and online. In the past, consumers had shown favor for tablet devices when doing their mobile shopping, as the larger screens of these devices allowed for a better shopping experience. … Read entire article »

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

Mobile and tablet commerce are used most commonly by Millennials for buying insurance

Mobile and tablet commerce are used most commonly by Millennials for buying insurance

At the same time, the most popular way for consumers, in general, to purchase policies is over laptops and desktops. According to the results of a recent study published by Finaccord, consumers in the Millennial generation have a greater likelihood of using smartphone or tablet commerce to buy insurance policies than any other age group. The firm behind the study specializes in market research, publishing and consulting for financial and insurance services. The study was conducted on participants … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Tablet Commerce, Trends

Apple’s mobile payments service set to support the mobile web

Apple’s mobile payments service set to support the mobile web

Apple Pay will be moving beyond app purchases later this year Apple Pay is beginning to move beyond the world of applications. For some time, Apple has been informing potential partners that its new mobile payments service will be expanding to websites later this year. The service is expected to evolve, harnessing the power of the mobile web, which consumers have become increasingly reliant on when shopping online with a smartphone or tablet. Moving to the … Read entire article »

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

The future of mobile devices proves difficult to predict as the ereader continues to survive

The future of mobile devices proves difficult to predict as the ereader continues to survive

The use of these tablet like e-book reader devices is still growing, particularly among older Americans. Since 2010, when the iPad was first introduced by Apple, the widespread belief has been that these new mobile devices would render dedicated ereaders obsolete, as tablets are able to perform the same functions as ebook reader devices, as well as a great deal more. Predictions indicated that ebook readers would be considered redundant when tablets could do the same thing. However, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Tablet Commerce, Technology News, Trends

Half of revenue from mobile game apps generated by 0.19% of players

Half of revenue from  mobile game apps generated by 0.19% of players

Gaming applications must be very careful about their strategies as very few users actually buy. Publishers of mobile game apps need to take a great deal of care as they market their applications and target their new users, as a wide majority of players won’t ever actually make any purchases. A recent Swrve study revealed that only a tiny sliver of all players made up about half of the revenue. In fact, 48 percent of the total revenue … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Tencent reports greater growth thanks to mobile games and other ventures

Tencent reports greater growth thanks to mobile games and other ventures

Company finds more success through a strong mobile focus Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, has released information concerning its performance over the past year. In terms of sales, the company saw a 45% increase in quarterly sales, which is better than it had expected. Tencent is seeing significant growth through its mobile endeavors, especially where payments and gaming are involved. The company is also selling a wealth of content via its mobile platforms, such … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News, Trends

Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

Mobile and wearable technology is diving into futuristic skincare

From portable devices to wearables and apps, the skin health and beauty industry is looking to tech. While laser treatments, chemical peels and botox injections haven’t lost their groove, portable, mobile and wearable technology are starting to carve out a massive segment of the market as consumers show that many of them would rather take matters into their own hands, especially if they can use tech to do it. The beauty industry hasn’t failed to recognize this … Read entire article »

Filed under: Fashion/Art, Gadgets, Health Care Industry, Mobile Commerce, Technology News, Trends, United States

Chick-fil-A uses mobile phones to promote family togetherness

Chick-fil-A uses mobile phones to promote family togetherness

The fast food chain now has a “Cell Phone Coop” box as a part of a campaign to encourage people to spend time together. Chick-fil-A has now started a new family togetherness campaign that is meant to help people to stop distracting themselves with their mobile phones throughout a meal and pay attention to each other, instead. The new “Cell Phone Coop” is meant to encourage people to tuck mobile devices away during meals. The company has noticed … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Trends, United States

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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