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Is Mobile Commerce the Way of the Future?

Is Mobile Commerce the Way of the Future?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The world is becoming increasingly mobile-centric. People around the globe are gaining access to smartphones and the mobile Internet, and they are beginning to use their devices to make their daily lives more convenient or, at least, more connected. In a relatively short amount of time, mobile devices have become a very important part of global society, and these devices are beginning to play a large role in the financial space … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments

Amazon launches a new mobile commerce service

Amazon launches a new mobile commerce service

Local Register aims to promote mobile commerce among retailers Amazon has a strong interest in mobile commerce, but the company is not only keen to support mobile shopping in the digital space. Amazon has begun offering a new mobile-centric service that will allow merchants in the physical world to accept payments made from a mobile device. The service is called Local Register and is designed to compete with similar services being offered by PayPal and Square. … Read entire article »

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

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

Tencent and Alibaba May Hold the Future of Mobile Commerce Between Them

Tencent and Alibaba May Hold the Future of Mobile Commerce Between Them

The world of commerce is changing and mobile technology is playing a major role in that change.  Consumers throughout the world are becoming more reliant on their smartphones and tablets and are using these devices to interact with one another as well as businesses. Nowhere in the world is this more apparent than in China, where consumers have become enthralled with the idea of mobile commerce. In China, two of the country’s largest companies are … Read entire article »

Filed under: International, Mobile Commerce, Trends

Mobile commerce service broadens at Amazon with subscription ebooks

Mobile commerce service broadens at Amazon with subscription ebooks

This new feature comes with a monthly price tag of $9.99 and allows for unlimited book and audio book downloads. For avid readers and people who adore listening to their books on MP3 players and in their cars during their commutes, every day, Amazon has opened up a brand new mobile commerce and online shopping service. That said, this one differs from its Prime Instant Video and Prime Music “add-ons” because of its subscription fee. This new online … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, United States

Google Glass creator drawn in by Amazon

Google Glass creator drawn in by Amazon

Following the launch of the online marketplace’s first smartphone this wearable technology expert has been lured in. The expert at the head of the wearable technology development project for Google Glass is now moving over to one of the company’s direct rivals, Amazon, following the release of their Fire Phone smartphone. One of the Google X directors, Babak Parviz, posted about the move on his Google+ page. Parviz had been one of the heads at the secretive research … Read entire article »

Filed under: Augmented Reality, Gadgets, Technology News

Mobile commerce may successfully monetize Twitter

Mobile commerce may successfully monetize Twitter

Twitter encounters a problem with advertising Twitter is having a problem with advertising and this problem is linked to how many people are actually using the social media platform. Recently, Twitter has become a niche platform, reporting some 255 million monthly active users as of March. By comparison, Facebook reported 1.28 billion monthly active users during the same month. Advertisers are beginning to spend more money on other social media platforms, leaving Twitter behind. The solution … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Commerce, Mobile Payments, Trends

Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

Mobile marketing battle launched between Amazon and FTC

The massive online marketplace is fighting the Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchases. Amazon.com Inc. has decided that it is not going to take the new FTC mobile marketing policies for in-app purchases sitting down, and has decided to fight the requests that the regulator has made for the company to comply. Other companies that have received this same request, such as Apple, have already settled over this controversial issue. The center of this conflict is a common … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Marketing, Trends, United States