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Mobile commerce is booming in Europe

Mobile commerce is booming in Europe

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); New report highlights the performance of mobile shopping in European countries Mobile commerce is experiencing a promising period of success in Europe, according to a new report from yStats. The report shows that countries in Western Europe boast of high degrees of smartphone and tablet penetration, which is creating a favorable environment for mobile payments to thrive within. Mobile devices have become part of people’s lives in these countries and many are … Read entire article »

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Mobile app for creators is under development at YouTube

Mobile app for creators is under development at YouTube

The application will have features that make it possible for crowdsourced subtitles and fan donations. YouTube has now announced one of its latest efforts, which it has entitled Creator Preview, which will be a video series in which the company will share some of the latest features – such as mobile app updates and new tools – that will become available to creators in the future. The first video from the Google owned company revealed that there … Read entire article »

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JD.com finds success through engaging in mobile commerce

JD.com finds success through engaging in mobile commerce

JD.com IPO raises $1.78 billion from US investors American investors may be strongly interested in Chinese Internet companies, thanks to the recent success of JD.com’s IPO. JD.com is an e-commerce organization based in China, which launched an initial public offering recently to great success. The IPO raised some $1.78 billion for JD.com, which exceeded the company’s expectations by a significant margin. The warm reception that JD.com has received may bode well for other Chinese companies that … Read entire article »

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

Mobile device users in the U.K. asked not to take selfies as they vote

Mobile device users in the U.K. asked not to take selfies as they vote

Staff at polling stations have been instructed to stop these photo taking behaviors in the booths. Despite the fact that using a mobile device to take a selfie within a polling booth is not actually against the law, the staff members at polling stations across the United Kingdom have been told to stop voters from snapping these pictures. The reason is that the Electoral Commission fears that the secrecy of the ballot will be compromised. The fad of … Read entire article »

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Selfies explode in popularity under Thailand’s martial law

Selfies explode in popularity under Thailand’s martial law

Tourists and locals, alike are using mobile devices to snap pictures of themselves with soldiers. Even though the anti-government protests in Thailand have brought about a serious state of political turmoil as martial law has been declared, but at the same time, it has also generated a unique trend in the use of mobile devices as people are flocking to take selfies with Thai soldiers. Martial law was declared by the military of Thailand last Thursday, after … Read entire article »

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Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

Mobile app brings Uber to Canadian “cottage country”

The smartphone application is meant to help cottagers to be able to avoid drinking and boating. The popular mobile app from Uber that helps participants in the increasingly popular ride sharing program has now expanded to an entirely new area and vehicle as it helps to provide Canadian cottagers who were traveling away from the cities for the May long weekend with a way to be able to enjoy drinking alcohol while avoiding getting into a … Read entire article »

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Tablet commerce success will be a global phenomenon

Tablet commerce success will be a global phenomenon

A new report has shown that the use of tablets with broadband subscriptions will skyrocket over coming years. According to the Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, which was recently released by Strategy Analytics, the tablet commerce world is about to experience an explosive amount of growth that will be continuing over the next five years. These mobile devices will massively increase in use with broadband subscriptions during that time. The report indicated that tablet commerce will be … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce sales to soar in the US this year

Mobile commerce sales to soar in the US this year

Mobile sales to hit new heights throughout the country this year Mobile commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to reach new highs this year. This is because more people are beginning to take mobile shopping seriously, showing favor for its convenient nature and how accessible shopping online from a mobile device has become. Mobile payment services are becoming more common throughout the country, with many new startups emerging to fight for the support of consumers … Read entire article »

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