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Google may soon add M-commerce “Buy” buttons to mobile shopping ads

Google may soon add M-commerce “Buy” buttons to mobile shopping ads

This new addition could begin as soon as a matter of weeks from now and could considerably change mobile behaviors. A rumor that has long existed about m-commerce buttons that would allow mobile device users to be able to click “buy” directly from an ad that they see so that they can purchase what they’re seeing simply by tapping the screen on an advertisement, but now it looks like that could be a reality in the … Read entire article »

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A mobile optimized mobilegeddon may be headed to Bing, next

A mobile optimized mobilegeddon may be headed to Bing, next

People performing searches on their phones and tablets may soon see smartphone friendly results first. Now that mobilegeddon has fully arrived at Google, where mobile optimized websites were given priority over those that were not designed in a way that would properly display and function on smartphones and tablets, it looks as though Bing will be headed in the same direction. Microsoft is altering the algorithm at Bing so that smartphone friendly sites will show higher on … Read entire article »

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Impulse is driving mobile commerce in South Korea

Impulse is driving mobile commerce in South Korea

Impulse buying is becoming a major force for those living in South Korea Consulting firm McKinsey has released a report that shows that impulse is driving participation in mobile commerce in South Korea. The report notes that the country’s mobile commerce market has doubled in value every year since 2010. Now, mobile accounts for nearly one-third of all online sales made in the country, making South Korea one of the most attractive mobile markets in the … Read entire article »

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Mobile trend experts compare the refrigerator to a smartphone

Mobile trend experts compare the refrigerator to a smartphone

The latest mobile trend data is showing that as a society, we’re hungry people… and it’s not just for the food in our refrigerator; it’s for connected devices and digital content. We absolutely love our smartphones and tablets and we’re using these gadgets to do a growing number of things. From the moment a mobile gadget alarm goes off in the morning to the last time messages are checked at night, these devices have become extremely … Read entire article »

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UK mobile payments to reach new heights in the coming years

UK mobile payments to reach new heights in the coming years

Report shows that mobile will account for a third of all e-commerce sales made in the UK Mobile payments are expected to account for a third of all e-commerce sales made in the United Kingdom in the near future, according to a report from eMarketer. E-commerce has long been a prominent force in the European market, with many consumers showing favor for its convenient nature and the fact that they can find nearly any product they … Read entire article »

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Would Planned Obsolescence Control Ever Fly in The United States?

Would Planned Obsolescence Control Ever Fly in The United States?

LOS ANGELES, CA: Planned obsolescence is a type of policy that is particularly present in the technology industry but that is also expanding into many other areas, as well, in which consumer goods/appliances are deliberately created so that they will quickly need to be replaced. This occurs by designing and manufacturing those products by using non-durable materials, ending the creation of replacement parts, and frequently changing the designs for next gen models. Some countries have made … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce is thriving in the United Kingdom

Mobile commerce is thriving in the United Kingdom

UK consumers are spending more through their mobile devices Research from RetailMeNot, predicts that more consumers in the United Kingdom will be spending their money through mobile devices in the coming years. According to this research, some $15 billion in mobile commerce retail transactions are expected to be made by the end of this year. The report notes that this is a significant increase over the $7 billion that was reported last year. Currently, mobile commerce … Read entire article »

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