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Chinese firms are finding success in mobile commerce

Chinese firms are finding success in mobile commerce

Chinese companies are establishing dominance in the mobile space A new report from Morgan Stanley shows that Chinese Internet companies are showing better performance in many aspects than their counterparts in the United States. In particular, Chinese e-commerce companies are finding significant success due to their greater focus on the mobile space. Mobile commerce is beginning to become more influential throughout the world, and Chinese companies are proving that they can perform better in this sector … Read entire article »

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Apple Music streaming service launched

Apple Music streaming service launched

The new service combines a number of options, including streaming, downloads, and internet radio. The iPhone maker has now launched a new service called Apple Music that has been designed to place them in direct competition with Spotify. The launch took place in San Francisco at its annual developers conference. This new music streaming service is the result of partnerships with rap super-celebrities Pharrell and Drake. The new Apple Music service represents the company’s first steps into streaming … Read entire article »

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Mobile payments provide a new transaction method for Zimbabwe sex workers

Mobile payments provide a new transaction method for Zimbabwe sex workers

Workers within that industry have found a number of advantages to being paid over smartphones. In Zimbabwe, the unemployment rate in formal industries has been estimated to be as high as 90 percent, and an informal economy – including those in the sex trade – have now been making use of the EcoCash mobile payments system to be able to accept transactions more safely and securely than other methods. There are a number of reasons that sex … Read entire article »

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Mobile banking sees 13 percent usage jump in Q1

Mobile banking sees 13 percent usage jump in Q1

The South Korean market has greatly expanded its use of these apps and services during the span of three months. According to data that has been released by the central bank in South Korea, mobile banking in that market has undergone a 13 percent increase in terms of its daily usage over the span of the three months that made up the first quarter of this year. This insight underscores the strength of the growing trend toward … Read entire article »

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India is a leading mobile commerce market

India is a leading mobile commerce market

India is establishing itself as the world’s leading mobile market India has become one of the largest and most influential mobile commerce markets in the world, according to a new report from KPCB, a leading venture capital firm. Several Indian firms have begun to invest quite heavily into the mobile space, establishing a strong presence among a new generation of consumers that are interested in mobile payments. India currently stands as one of the fastest growing … Read entire article »

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Social media marketing myths present sales barrier to indie authors

Social media marketing myths present sales barrier to indie authors

Inaccurate beliefs are holding back the ability of certain writers to be able to improve their book sales. It has been broadly accepted among indie authors that social media marketing is among the most affordable and effective channels that they can use to be able to reach their readers and promote their latest (and previous) books, but the problem is that there is false information circulating that is reducing the results that many among this community … Read entire article »

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Snapdeal enhances its mobile platform through MartMobi acquisition

Snapdeal enhances its mobile platform through MartMobi acquisition

The online marketplace is hoping to use its new purchase to be able to boost its m-commerce capabilities. Snapdeal has now acquired an m-commerce company that it will use to be able to boost its own mobile platform and enhance its capabilities. As of the writing of this article, the specifics regarding the financials of this deal have not been released. This will give Snapdeal access to the various solutions MartMobi has created for small and medium … Read entire article »

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