Mobile commerce is growing aggressively in Vietnam

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 times a day, or more than 10 times every hour. Notably, these consumers are becoming more interested in…

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Tencent reports greater growth thanks to mobile games and other ventures

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Company finds more success through a strong mobile focus Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, has released information concerning its performance over the past year. In terms of sales, the company saw a 45% increase in quarterly sales, which is better than it had expected. Tencent is seeing significant growth through its mobile endeavors, especially where payments and gaming are involved. The company is also selling a wealth of content via its mobile platforms, such as WeChat and QQ. Adding rich content to mobile platforms make them more attractive…

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WeChat is setting its sights on mobile payments in China

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Popular messaging app is growing very quickly WeChat, one of China’s most popular messaging applications, is becoming a major player in the mobile payments space. The app accounts for 697 million active monthly users, 200 million of whom began to use the service last year. This gives WeChat access to an abundance of people that may be interested in mobile commerce. The concept of being able to shop, purchase products, and send money to friends and family from a mobile device has become very popular in China and WeChat intends…

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Mobile games to see explosive growth in China

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Report predicts the massive growth that the mobile gaming market is expected to see China’s mobile games industry is expected to see extraordinary growth in the coming years. A new report from the China Game Industry Annual Conference shows that the revenue generated by mobile gaming has reached $7.94 billion. This represents an 87.2% year on year increase. Many Chinese consumers have begun showing a great deal of interest in mobile gaming because it represents a convenient form of entertainment. These consumers have also shown that they are willing to…

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Kabam to focus more heavily on its popular mobile games

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Kabam sells off first generation mobile games and publishing business to Gaea Mobile Prominent game developer Kabam has sold off its classic mobile games and third-party publishing business to China’s Gaea Mobile in an effort to focus on its largest and most successful games. Kabam has established a strong position in the mobile games space and many of its games have managed to find a great deal of success among consumers. The company’s expansive focus, however, has limited the support that its more successful titles are receiving. Refined focus may…

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Apple and Samsung to bring mobile payments services to China

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Apple and Samsung have formed deals with UnionPay to enter China’s mobile payments market Apple and Samsung are set to compete with one another in China, which has become one of the world’s leading mobile payments markets. Both companies have managed to form deals with China’s UnionPay, one of the country’s largest banks. For Apple, this comes after a great deal of negotiation, where the company found resistance to its plans to enter into China’s mobile payments market. With an entry into the market, Apple predicts to find significant success…

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Mobile commerce sees explosive growth worldwide

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Emerging markets are beginning to focus more heavily on the digital world, especially where mobile is concerned Mobile commerce continues to see aggressive growth throughout the world, with much of this growth being driven by emerging markets that have become increasingly focused on the digital space. Mobile commerce now accounts for approximately 7% of all e-commerce sales globally. This an incredible increase over what the mobile sector accounted for in 2010. Over the next three years, the mobile’s share of the e-commerce market is expected to by more than 50%.…

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Apple seeks to bring mobile payments service to China

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Apple is talks with Chinese banks to bring mobile payments service to the country Apple is looking to release its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, in China in the relatively near future. The company is reportedly in negotiations with four of China’s largest banks, including Bank of China, and the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China. If Apple can form a deal with these financial institutions, iOS consumers in China will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase products, both in physical stores and online. Apple Pay enables iOS…

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Mobile commerce market is growing quickly throughout the world

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IDC predicts that mobile commerce transactions will grow significantly in the near future Market research firm IDC has predicted that the world will see a dramatic increase in mobile commerce transactions in the coming years, with the Asia Pacific region leading the way in terms of growth. throughout Asia, mobile commerce has been growing at a rapid rate, particularly in China where retailers are beginning to place more emphasis on mobile consumers. Expanding mobile Internet networks and growing smartphone penetration are also making it easier for consumers to participate in…

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Mobile commerce market is growing quickly throughout the world

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Report highlights the growth that the global mobile commerce market is experiencing A new report from yStats shows that mobile commerce is experiencing healthy growth throughout the world. The report notes that the global mobile commerce market has, in some cases, seen triple digit growth rates, which means that the market is beginning to overshadow the overall online retail market in terms of sales growth. Notably, however, desktop computers remain the favored way for consumers to shop online, but many are beginning to use their smartphones to shop for and…

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PayPal expands further into the mobile commerce space

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PayPal successfully acquires money transfer service Xoom PayPal has announced that it has successfully acquired Xoom Corp., a digital money transfer service provider. This may represent yet another step toward PayPal’s plans to become a more prominent entity in the mobile commerce space. Xoom is currently considered one of the world’s leading remittance companies. The company allows consumers to use their mobile devices to send funds, and pay bills, using their mobile devices, making the process more convenient. Xoom may help PayPal reach new consumers that are interested in mobile…

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