NFC technology could help bring in a new generation of mobile communication

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NFC technology may help change communication Technology has become a highly integrated part of society around the world, and this integration has been accelerated by the advent of mobile devices. In the past, technology was either restricted to a desk in the form of a stationary computer or in a person’s hands in the form of a smartphone or tablet. Wearable technology, however, is becoming more prominent, especially as NFC technology and augmented reality continue to attract attention. NFC-enabled tattoos coming from Motorola Motorola has applied for a new patent…

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How retailers are taking their first steps into the mobile commerce world

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When new technology comes into common use, it isn’t always obvious how it should best be used, and mobile commerce is no exception, but retailers – both online and in actual physical space – have been making their first attempts at using smartphones and tablets to their best advantage, each in their own ways. Retailers weren’t typically a part of the first wave of commerce. There were a few trailblazers, but other than that, mobile devices weren’t at all a part of their strategies, especially among those who weren’t online…

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Commerce has gone mobile and it’s time to join in

Mobile Commerce

Mobile commerce for every business type budget Though there continues to be an increasing amount of attention paid to online commerce, many companies are overlooking the true trend that is currently in the middle of an explosion, and that is mobile. It seems that with every passing day, consumers are being provided with a new way to use their devices to enhance their mobile shopping experience, whether that be by scanning a QR code on a bus shelter or magazine ad, performing a price comparison with a specialized app, downloading…

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Tealeaf unveils new mobile customer experience solution

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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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Is it too early to gauge Google Wallet’s successes and failures?

NFC Mobile Payments

Many reports have been released indicating that Google is considering ways to rework its Google Wallet, based on the recent announcement that two of the execs involved in the project have left it, and that the company is scrambling to try to get as many wireless carriers to sign on to offer the mobile wallet as possible. This has led many to assume that Google Wallet is facing significant unexpected struggles, though there have been a small number of analysts who have said that it remains far too early to…

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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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Mobile marketers see large untapped potential for m-commerce retail sales

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Despite the fact that recent research is indicating that mobile commerce currently makes up only 2 percent of the overall retail sales, mobile marketers are still seeing tremendous opportunity in this channel. The annual Direct Response Forum’s Q1 Merchant Survey also showed that only 17 percent of retailers with m-commerce sites or apps saw mobile sales that made up more than 10 percent of their overall retail sales. What this revealed was that as much as mobile marketers are continuing to push forward into this sphere, most retailers have yet…

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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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PayPal Here mobile payment system may be a boon for small businesses looking to connect with consumers interested in mobile commerce

Mobile Payments

NFC-powered mobile commerce is gaining momentum all over the world. Many telecommunications and financial organizations are working on developing mobile payment systems that utilize the technology. Some of these organizations have even partnered in order to ensure their share of the market is not taken over by an innovative and enterprising competitor. Acclaimed online payment manager PayPal had once planned to adopt NFC as for its version of a mobile wallet – an application for smart phones that facilitates mobile payments. Earlier this year, the company announced that it would…

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