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Mobile technology use behind the wheel is declining among teens

Mobile technology use behind the wheel is declining among teens

A recent study has shown that adolescents aren’t as likely to text while driving as they once were. According to the results of a new study on mobile technology use that was conducted in Canada as a collaboration between Simon Fraser University (with a team of researchers led by professor Simon Pek) and the University of Regina (under professor Sean Tucker), the number of teens who are texting while behind the wheel could be falling. The research … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gadgets, International, Technology News, Trends

Security is playing a larger role in the growth of mobile payments

Security is playing a larger role in the growth of mobile payments

Federal Reserve report shows that mobile commerce is on the rise Mobile payments are finding more support in the United States, but security is still a primary concern for consumers and merchants alike. The Federal Reserve has released a new report that highlights this issue, as well as the growth of mobile commerce support throughout the country. For many consumers, security has been a major hurdle that has barred their participation in mobile commerce. This is … Read entire article »

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

Consumers are increasingly aware of mobile payments, but aren’t using them

Consumers are increasingly aware of mobile payments, but aren’t using them

A new study from Accenture has shown that awareness isn’t necessarily the main barrier to adoption. Until now, the primary barrier to adoption of mobile payments has been considered to be a lack of awareness among the majority of the population, but according to the results of a recent study, people are starting to learn about this technology – they’re just choosing not to use it. In North America, awareness of smartphone payments has reached the majority … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Europe

Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Europe

Europe has seen a major surge in mobile shopping in recent years More consumers are beginning to get involved in the mobile commerce space in Europe. The continent is home to the highest smartphone penetration in the world and many consumers are beginning to rely on their devices to get their shopping done. According to Twenga, an online open shopping search engine, online spending from mobile devices in Europe has doubled from 2014 through 2015. Mobile … Read entire article »

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

New mobile app delivers alcohol right to your door

New mobile app delivers alcohol right to your door

A new application has expanded out of New York and into Toronto Canada for booze deliveries. A mobile app based in New York has now taken a look at a market that has been virtually untapped in Canada and has chosen to make its mark within that sector: alcoholic beverage delivery. The mobile application is called Thirstie and it provides home delivery of alcohol similar to pizza delivery. The company is starting its introduction of the mobile app … Read entire article »

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

Mobile commerce is evolving with the help of social media

Mobile commerce is evolving with the help of social media

Social media companies are looking forward to the evolution of mobile payments Social media companies see a great deal of promise in the mobile commerce space, especially if it continues to become more personalized for consumers. The world of mobile commerce is beginning to evolve, with retailers and brands offering more personalized experiences to consumers. Facebook, Google, and Foursquare are all trying to deliver these experiences as seamlessly as possible in order to secure the growth … Read entire article »

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Google faces Russian ultimatum for unbundling mobile apps

Google faces Russian ultimatum for unbundling mobile apps

The country has now told the tech giant that it must split apart the bundling of its services, particularly search. It now appears that Google has run out of options in Russia, now that the government there has made a final decision with regards to the tech giant’s bundling of mobile apps and services, particularly when it comes to the use of the search engine on Android devices. Google has now been given a deadline of November … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Apps, Trends

Mobile commerce is a vital component of the travel shopping experience

Mobile commerce is a vital component of the travel shopping experience

A recent study has shown that consumers are increasingly using multiple devices to plan and book trips. A report was recently released by a firm called Criteo, which illustrated the importance of the role of mobile commerce at both the start and finish of a shopper’s planning and booking of upcoming travel. The report was entitled the Criteo “State of Mobile Commerce” and it was focused on the third quarter of this year. Significant insight was provided through … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Travel, Trends