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German consumers may be ready to embrace mobile payments

German consumers may be ready to embrace mobile payments

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Mobile commerce is beginning to grow in popularity in Germany Yapital, a payments processor based in Germany, has released the results of a new survey conducted on its behalf by TNS Infratest. The survey has gauged the interest that German consumers have in mobile payments. Many consumers have been relying more heavily on their smartphones recently, using these devices to conduct their daily lives more efficiently. As smartphone adoption continues to grow, … Read entire article »

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

Mobile payments may be stuck in a stone age

Mobile payments may be stuck in a stone age

Mobile commerce is struggling with an inefficient monetization process Mobile commerce is not as successful as it could be and that is because of an inefficient monetization process, according to mobile payments firm Klarna’s Sebastian Siemiatkowski. The firm suggests that digital commerce is in  type of “Middle Ages,” while mobile commerce is in a “Stone Age.” While e-commerce has managed to flourish over the past several years, mobile commerce has struggled to find a foothold throughout … Read entire article »

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

Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

The massive online marketplace is fighting the Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases. Amazon.com Inc. has decided that it is not going to take the new FTC mobile marketing policies for in-app purchases sitting down, and has decided to fight the requests that the regulator has made for the company to comply. Other companies that have received this same request, such as Apple, have already settled over this controversial issue. The center of this conflict is a common … Read entire article »

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

Mobile technology milestone achieved by Android

Mobile technology milestone achieved by Android

The Google smartphone and tablet platform has now reached 1 billion active users. The recent Google I/O conference contained a massive number of exciting announcements to hit the mobile technology world, but among the largest was certainly the discovery that there are now more than 1 billion Android device users. This announcement took many aback, even amongst all of the new product and service unveilings. The Google I/O saw a number of new products and services being announced, … Read entire article »

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Mobile technology proves increasingly popular in real estate

Mobile technology proves increasingly popular in real estate

Agents and agencies are continuing their investments into smartphone friendly marketing. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has now completed their 2013-2014 Realtor Technology Survey to help to gain insight into the number of realtors who are spending on new forms of tech, such as mobile technology, in order to enhance their businesses. What they found is that spending was greater last year than it had been in previous years. This suggests that real estate agents are looking … Read entire article »

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UK mobile payments set to grow this year

UK mobile payments set to grow this year

Report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in the UK this year A new report from eMarketer predicts that mobile payments are set for more success in the United Kingdom. Many people throughout the country have become quite fond of the idea of mobile commerce, praising its convenient nature and the efforts that many retailers are making to engage mobile consumers. Mobile commerce is quite prevalent among online shoppers, but a growing number of people are … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Tablet Commerce, Trends

Google I/O places focus on cars, TVs, and wearable technology

Google I/O places focus on cars, TVs, and wearable technology

It is clear that the company is looking beyond smartphones to smartwatches and other mobile technology. The Google I/O was closely watched, yesterday, as the technology giant revealed some of its latest developments and goals, including its intention to spread outwards from the more “traditional” mobile, such as smartphones, into a range of new markets. The keynotes, while interrupted by two protestors, revealed considerable details for developers. For example, at the Google I/O, the spotlight was placed on … Read entire article »

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Mobile Gaming is Gaining Steam

Mobile Gaming is Gaining Steam

The game industry is beginning to focus more seriously on the mobile space. Gaming has long been a primary form of entertainment for many people around the world, but the advent of mobile technology has made it possible for people to play games wherever they are at any given time. The economic potential of mobile games is often understated, even within the game industry itself, but these games are part of one of the most … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Technology News, Trends, United States