LINE launches new services in order to expand mobile payments

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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 Pay service, but intends to connect more aggressively with consumers in the future. Line…

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Mobile games generate controversy in Japan

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Mobile gaming is becoming an extremely expensive pastime for many consumers The mobile games space is often criticized for its love of microtransactions. Many mobile games feature content and bonuses that can be paid for. In fact, many games actually limit how much people can play unless they are willing to pay. In Japan, a particularly mobile game has caused some controversy, highlighting how dubious microtransactions can be. The game is called Granblue Fantasy and is developed by Cygames, which ran a special promotion for the game just before the…

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Growth of mobile games in Southeast Asia is slowing, but remains strong

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Southeast Asia is leading the way in the aggressive growth of mobile gaming Southeast Asia may be the world’s leading market for mobile games, but the market is showing signs of becoming more sluggish due to oversaturation. While more people in this region have been purchasing smartphones, the number of big-name mobile games has reached a point where smaller games are finding it harder to compete. Games like “Candy Crush Saga” and “Minecraft” have come to dominate the market, leaving little room for other games to thrive. Mobile games are…

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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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Kamcord brings mobile games streaming to Japan and South Korea

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Kamcord is making it possible for people to stream mobile games online Kamcord, a U.S. company that specializes in allowing mobile consumers to stream games from their devices, has announced the launch of Kamcord Korea and Kamcord Japan. Streaming is a big business, with both YouTube Gaming and, to a greater extent, Twitch showing how profitable the streaming market can be. Most streaming services focus exclusively on PC and console games, however, with mobile games having relatively little support in this growing market. Kamcord intends to take advantage of this…

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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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Global mobile commerce market is showing healthy signs of growth

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Cirteo report highlights the rise of mobile commerce throughout the world The mobile commerce market is growing quickly throughout the world. Globally, retailers are becoming more mobile-centric, taking note of growing smartphone penetration and the increasing demand for mobile services that allow consumers to shop from their devices. A new study from Criteo shows that the state of the global mobile commerce market is quite healthy, with mobile driving aggressive growth in the e-commerce space as well. Notably, mobile shopping is growing most in Asia, where smartphone penetration is accelerating.…

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Mobile commerce is growing dramatically throughout the world

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New report highlights the growth of mobile commerce in the UK and elsewhere Criteo, an advertising specialist based in Europe, has released a new report that highlights the ascension of mobile commerce in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. For the past few years, consumers have begun to favor shopping for products with their mobile devices rather than visit physical stores. While traditional stores remain important to the vast majority of consumers, a growing number of people are opting to purchase products online using nothing more than their smartphones and tablets.…

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Mobile commerce could thrive in Southeast Asia

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Study highlights the potential of Southeast Asia as a prominent  retail market Southeast Asia may be a massive mobile commerce market that has not yet been tapped into, according to a study by UBS. The study shows that online spending throughout the region is likely to reach $35 billion by 2020, driven by the growing adoption of mobile commerce among consumers. Many people in the region are gaining access to smartphones and tablets, and their interest in mobile commerce has grown along with this. Lazada begins seeing more online traffic…

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Line to launch new mobile payments service

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Line announces plans to launch Line Pay in the near future Line, makers of one of the world’s most popular messaging applications, has announced plans to launch its new mobile payments service in the near future. Called Line Pay, the new service may change Line’s messaging application, adding more value to the app and making it possible for users to transfer money to one another and pay for products. Line is among the latest companies to try and transform its messaging app into a functioning mobile commerce platform. Messaging applications…

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