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UK millennials are showing favor for mobile payments

UK millennials are showing favor for mobile payments

Mobile payments is growing quickly among young consumers in the UK Mobile payments have become a very prominent force among millennials in the United Kingdom, according to a new survey from Compass Plus. They survey suggests that the age of consumers has a major effect on whether or not they will participate in mobile commerce. In the UK, younger consumers appear to be most comfortable with mobile shopping, largely due to their familiarity with mobile technology … Read entire article »

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Improving the mobile commerce experience may be a priority for retailers

Improving the mobile commerce experience may be a priority for retailers

M-Commerce Gap is creating major problems for retailers With the holiday season approaching rapidly, retailers have been looking for ways to better serve consumers on mobile devices. The mobile shopping experience has been a harrowing problem for retailers in the past, with some 97% of all mobile purchases being abandoned. This is referred to as the “M-Commerce Gap” by comScore and has been a major problem for retailers despite the growing prevalence of mobile commerce. Majority of … Read entire article »

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Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

Mobile security threats cause CEOs to be “extremely concerned”

As smartphones reach nearly full saturation among global execs, it means certain risks are growing. As virtually every exec around the world is now armed with a smartphone and with the growing number of data breaches making headlines, CEOs are starting to recognize that mobile security is a very important topic for them to consider. The saturation point of the ownership of mobile devices is creating threats that could potentially be detrimental. What a recent study published by … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping is expected to be big on Thanksgiving

Mobile shopping is expected to be big on Thanksgiving

Adobe Digital Index data has shown that this will be the second year in a row that m-commerce will rise sharply. Aside from getting together with family and stuffing themselves full of an unimaginable amount of turkey, this Thanksgiving will also be a time when many Americans turn to mobile shopping to get themselves into the holiday shopping mood. The retail craving has always been strong on this holiday, and online browsing and buying is moving to … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments market will see explosive growth in the US

Mobile payments market will see explosive growth in the US

Report predicts the rise of mobile transactions throughout the United States The mobile payments market is expected to explode in the United States, according to the latest report from eMarketer. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware that they can use a variety of services to pay for products online and in physical stores, all from their mobile devices. These shoppers are showing more interest in mobile payments, largely due to their convenience, and the options that they … Read entire article »

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Mobile shopping is loved by U.S. moms

Mobile shopping is loved by U.S. moms

The results of a new survey have revealed that American mothers are buying over smartphones more than ever. BabyCenter has now released the results of a survey that has shown that the proportion of American moms who take part in mobile shopping to buy the products and services they need has experienced a dramatic spike over the last year. There were 1,117 women over the age of 18 who took part in the survey conducted by the … Read entire article »

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Canada’s use of mobile technology is growing quickly

Canada’s use of mobile technology is growing quickly

The country’s regulator has shown that a rising number of Canadians own smartphones and are using them more. According to mobile technology figures that have recently been released by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), two out of every three people in that country now own a smartphone and about half of the people of Canada have a tablet computer. The CRTC’s report showed that Canadians are rapidly taking on some of the latest in consumer … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments adoption is slow, but awareness is growing

Mobile payments adoption is slow, but awareness is growing

Accenture finds that awareness of mobile payments is on the rise Accenture has released new data that shows that consumers in North America still prefer to pay with cash and payment cards rather than mobile devices. Awareness of mobile payments is growing quickly among consumers, but adoption is growing slowly. Consumers have interest in the concept of mobile payments, as they are seen as more convenient in some cases, but security concerns appear to be a … Read entire article »

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

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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