Captain Morgan releases new free Captain’s Conquest mobile social game

Captain's Conquest

Captain Morgan, the maker of the Original Spiced Rum, has announced the release of a cutting edge new social game for mobile called “Captain’s Conquest”, that provides its players with rewards for adventure, exploration, and social influence in real life. It is a free download – from both the Apple App Store and the Android Market – that functions by turning the cities in which mobile device users live into an open sea map that encourages its players to navigate throughout the world of Captain Henry Morgan. The purpose of…

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Tealeaf unveils new mobile customer experience solution

Mobile trends

Tealeaf, a top provider of digital customer experience management solutions, has now unveiled its latest edition of the Tealeaf CX Mobile, which is a complete solution for its clients. The newest version of Tealeaf CX Mobile enables a sophisticated analysis of the customer experience across all of the various mobile channels, including native Android and iOS apps, hybrid applications, the increasing number of HTML5-based apps, and mobile websites. Mobile commerce is currently growing at a rate that is more rapid than any other form of ecommerce, either currently or throughout…

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Aluminum foil could be the key to mobile security for NFC-enabled credit cards and smart phones

NFC Security

Mobile commerce is becoming more popular around the world thanks to NFC technology. At this point, mobile payments seem to be inevitable as more companies begin to adopt NFC technology to help facilitate the new form of commerce. Though the concept is gaining momentum, consumers are showing serious concern for the safety of their financial information in relation to mobile payment platforms. NFC technology has enabled consumers to make purchases without making contact with a physical platform. The technology is used in credit cards and some smart phones, making these…

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Pinkberry announces implementation of Google Wallet

Pinkberry Google Wallet

Pinkberry has announced that it has expanded its current mobile strategy to include the implementation of the Google Wallet, to allow consumers to pay for their purchases, receive discounts, and redeem coupons, through the use of their mobile devices. The yogurt retailer, Pinkberry, started in 2005 in California, and that has since spread across the country and around the world with more than 175 locations. Through a partnership with Micros Systems Inc., Pinkberry has been able to implement the mobile wallet, which is now live in 69 different American locations.…

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Commonwealth Bank sees major rise in NFC payments in Australia, Telsyte suggests merchants will be slow to warm to mobile commerce

Mobile Payments

Mobile commerce is gaining momentum in Australia, according to The Commonwealth Bank, the country’s largest financial institution. The bank announced this week that mobile payments have more than quadrupled in the last year, logging more than 1.3 million transactions during December alone. The bank notes that the availability of NFC applications has also risen by 30,000 over the same time period. This indicates that mobile commerce may be gaining ground with consumers in Australia, but research firm Telsyte claims that the concept is not very popular with merchants. Mobile commerce…

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Mobile apps may be the solution to save newspapers

Mobile Commerce Trends

The struggle faced by newspapers that are currently battling to keep their subscriber base due to the significant online competition as consumers start to use their mobile devices on an increasing basis for reading their news every day. According to Amy Mitchell from Pew Research Center, consumers are moving away from the trend to search for news and are now using their mobile devices to use a specific news app or website. She added that “People are committing to go back to the brand or outlet they like and trust…

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L’Oréal reveals outcome of its New York taxi m-commerce campaign

Mobile Commerce

In an interview with Forbes magazine, the CMO of L’Oréal USA, Marc Speichert, the results of L’Oréal USA’s m-commerce campaign last month called “Shop the Look” have now been revealed. The campaign outfitted a number of New York City taxi cabs with “Taxi Shops”, throughout the Fashion Week in that city. The taxis were designed to allow smartphone using passengers to instantly purchase beauty products from the Lancôme and Yves Saint Laurent lines. The campaign was created through a partnership between L’Oréal and Glamour magazine. For the five days, they…

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Retailers prepare for Mothers’ Day with mobile strategies

Mobile Marketing for Gifts

Retailers selling popular products and services that are given as gifts on Mothers’ Day are preparing for this year’s consumers with the launch of new mobile platforms for shopping and finding deals. OrganicBouquet.com, a leading eco-friendly florist, is only one example of a retailer that has created a new user-friendly shopping site that is optimized for mobile users. It has now announced the launch of this site, making it possible for its new and returning customers with smartphones to use their mobile devices to make their Mothers’ Day and Easter…

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The continuing importance of location to mobile commerce and marketing

Geotargeting

According to the latest Mind Commerce Publishing report, entitled “Mobile Location Commerce 2012-2017”, mobile commerce is predicted to achieve a 39 percent compound growth rate from now through until the completion of 2017, as a result of the omnipresence of smartphones and tablet computers. Location-based commerce is forecasted to be one of the primary initiatives that will exist among the mobile environment within the next three years. In fact, location-based services were a key element of the report, and are expected to have an important impact on boosting sales. Geolocation…

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Linking Mobile works to bring transactional QR codes into offline marketing techniques

QR Codes shopping for men

Linking Mobile has announced that it is creating an affiliate cost per acquisition (CPA) model that will sell ads based on the use of transactional QR codes through offline marketing channels. The strategy has already been implemented for the first time, in the form of the printing of the barcodes onto 100,000 leaflets that promote the Accident Advice Helpline (AAH), which Double Bubble has been distributing through advertising throughout London. Instead of paying for the printing and the hand-outs up-front, AAH will instead be charged for the advertising using the…

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Marine Drive Mobile announces the full integration of QR codes into its technology for merchants

Scanning QR codes

Marine Drive Mobile Corp. has unveiled its new merchant technology which includes the full integration of QR codes. Now, merchants are able to offer customers who purchase deals to redeem their coupons in a paperless way. According to the Marine Drive Mobile CEO, Colin MacDonald, “QR codes are an integral part of the discount deal shopping experience for consumers in 2012.” He explained that by making the paperless redemption available through the use of the software, retailers and merchants will be able to create QR codes simultaneously for every type…

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