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Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Vietnam

Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Vietnam

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Google reports that mobile payments have become a powerful force in Vietnam due to smartphones ownership Mobile commerce is exploding in Vietnam, according to a new report from Google. The company’s Vietnamese branch has found that there is a major shift in consumer behavior due to the growing availability of mobile devices. According to the report,  mobile consumers in the country pick up and look at their devices an average of 150 … Read entire article »

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New York aims to use mobile payments to let consumers pay subway fares

New York aims to use mobile payments to let consumers pay subway fares

Consumers will be able to use their mobile devices to pay subway fares, eventually The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced plans to embrace mobile payments in the future, allowing city residents to use their smartphones to pay for rides on the city’s subway network. The organization plans to install mobile systems throughout the subway network in order to accommodate the growing demand for mobile commerce. These systems will not be available any time soon, … Read entire article »

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Mobile commerce set to grow twice as fast of e-commerce in the coming years

Mobile commerce set to grow twice as fast of e-commerce in the coming years

Information from Coupofly shows that the mobile payments market is growing extremely quickly The mobile commerce market may soon grow twice as fast as the e-commerce space. According to information from Coupofly, the mobile commerce market is growing aggressively, with consumers becoming more comfortable with the idea of using their smartphones and tablets to purchase products. Coupofly notes mobile payments now accounts for 34% of all digital transactions throughout the world. This market is expected to … Read entire article »

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New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

New trends to emerge in the growing mobile commerce space

Several new trends could determine the future of the mobile payments world The mobile payments space is gaining momentum and evolving at a rapid pace. According to a report from eMarketer, the amount of money being spent by consumers in the mobile space will triple this year. As the mobile space continues to grow, new trends are likely to emerge throughout this sector. Some of these trends may provide businesses with new opportunities to engage consumers … Read entire article »

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Starbucks mobile app is headed for a massive upgrade

Starbucks mobile app is headed for a massive upgrade

The popular café chain intends to invest a considerable amount of money into improving its application. Starbucks has become exceptionally popular as a coffee chain and over recent years its mobile app has played a huge role in its ability to differentiate itself from the rest of the increasingly crowded café market. In terms of its success with mobile payments, it is virtually unparalleled and is often seen as the ultimate success story. Starbucks has moved exceptionally strategically … Read entire article »

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

Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

Touch ID added to American mobile banking app

U.S. Bank has now announced that this security upgrade with fingerprint scanning is available. One of the latest announcements from U.S. Bank has revealed that its mobile banking app will now support Touch ID for iPhone users as a simpler way to keep their financial details safe while still conveniently accessing their account. This means that users of recent iPhone generations can use their fingerprints as passwords. According to the U.S. Bank executive vice president and head of … Read entire article »

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Smartphones are beginning to drive the growth of mobile commerce

Smartphones are beginning to drive the growth of mobile commerce

More consumers are beginning to rely on smartphones to shop, not tablets More consumers in the United States are becoming comfortable with the concept of mobile commerce, and many are beginning to rely on their mobile devices to research and purchase products both in physical stores and online. In the past, consumers had shown favor for tablet devices when doing their mobile shopping, as the larger screens of these devices allowed for a better shopping experience. … Read entire article »

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Samsung to take its mobile payments into Chinese market

Samsung to take its mobile payments into Chinese market

The tech giant will be following Apple into that space and claims to support credit and debit cards from 9 banks. Samsung has announced that its mobile payments service has now launched for the first time within the Chinese market, where it will be joining an exceptionally crowded space that already includes its top rival, Apple. Apple Pay stepped into the second largest economy in the world almost a month and a half ago. China also happens to … Read entire article »

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LINE launches new services in order to expand mobile payments

LINE launches new services in order to expand mobile payments

LINE introduces new technology and support for pre-paid cards Japanese messaging firm LINE has announced the launch of new barcode scanning technology for mobile devices as well as a pre-paid card service. Both are expected to help consumers make mobile payments when shopping at physical stores. The move is part of LINE’s largest initiative to establish a strong presence in the mobile commerce space. The company already has a foothold in this market with its LINE … Read entire article »

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Apple’s mobile payments service set to support the mobile web

Apple’s mobile payments service set to support the mobile web

Apple Pay will be moving beyond app purchases later this year Apple Pay is beginning to move beyond the world of applications. For some time, Apple has been informing potential partners that its new mobile payments service will be expanding to websites later this year. The service is expected to evolve, harnessing the power of the mobile web, which consumers have become increasingly reliant on when shopping online with a smartphone or tablet. Moving to the … Read entire article »

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