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Mobile commerce in the UK could outpace the US

Mobile commerce in the UK could outpace the US

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); UK is becoming a very powerful market for the mobile shopping scene The United Kingdom may soon become home to one of the world’s fastest growing mobile commerce markets. According to a new report from research firm eMarketer, mobile commerce will play a major role in the UK’s growing e-commerce sector this year. The rate at which the mobile payments space is growing may soon outpace that which is being seen in … Read entire article »

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

Mobile commerce revenue to spike in the next four years

Mobile commerce revenue to spike in the next four years

Mobile Internet revenue is on the rise and will reach new heights by 2017 A new report released by Digi-Capital predicts that mobile Internet revenue could reach new heights in the coming years. More people throughout the world are gaining access to the mobile Internet, and they are using this access for a wide variety of activities. Mobile gaming, shopping, and similar activities are becoming more commonplace among consumers, and this also means that people are … Read entire article »

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

Facebook shows favor for feature with strong mobile commerce potential

Facebook shows favor for feature with strong mobile commerce potential

Facebook is set to lay its Gifts service to rest in August Facebook has announced that it will be shutting down its Facebook Gifts service in August. This service had allowed the social network’s users to purchase and trade gift cards from businesses like Starbucks and Fandango. Shutting down the Gifts service will result in no layoffs, as those working on this service will have their attention refocused on Facebook’s Buy initiative. Earlier this month, Facebook … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

The Time to Take Mobile Security Seriously is Now

The Time to Take Mobile Security Seriously is Now

With mobile technology beginning to play such an important role in people’s lives, security is not longer a thing that can be ignored. Mobile commerce is here to stay and that means that more people will be using their devices to pay for goods and services. This also means that financial information will be trafficked through the digital space more frequently than it already is. Unfortunately, many platforms simple do not have the security measures … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Commerce Security, Mobile Payments

Starbucks finds more success in mobile commerce

Starbucks finds more success in mobile commerce

Company continues to see success through its innovative mobile application Starbucks has found a great deal of success in its mobile commerce endeavors. The company has been trying to embrace mobile consumers for some time, launching various marketing and engagement initiatives throughout the years. These initiatives have been met with varying degrees of success, but introducing consumers to mobile payments has been the most successful initiative from the company to date. According to CEO Howard Schultz, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Commercial, Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

New platform coming to China’s mobile commerce scene

New platform coming to China’s mobile commerce scene

New platform could potentially compete with Alibaba in mobile and e-commerce Alibaba may not be the leading name in China’s e-commerce scene for much longer. Singapore’s YuuZoo and the Shanghai Media Group are planning to launch a new social media and e-commerce platform that intends to rival Alibaba in China. The new platform will not only cater to the traditional Internet audience, of course, as it will also seek to engage mobile consumers that have become … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Technology News

NFC technology based system unveiled for the London Underground

NFC technology based system unveiled for the London Underground

As of mid-September, the Transport for London (TFL) will accept contactless payments on all lines. It has now been announced that, beginning on September 16, the TFL will be accepting payments through NFC technology for all London Underground, DLR, and Overground trains. This was announced as the EE mobile operator revealed its intentions to support near field communication payments on London Undergound. The NFC technology will make it possible for customers to simply tap their contactless payment card … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Payments, Near Field Communications

Target launches new mobile commerce app

Target launches new mobile commerce app

New app from Target aims to improve the shopping experience Target is taking a bolder step into the mobile field with the launch of a new application that could make shopping more convenient. The app is called In a Snap, and is meant to improve the retailer’s position in mobile commerce. The mobile space has become highly competitive, especially among retailers that are eager to engage mobile-centric consumers. These retailers have been trying to launch applications … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments