The future of mobile commerce and how it is revolutionizing business worldwide

Mobile Commerce U.S. and Worldwide

M-commerce is moving forward at full steam and many feel that it won’t be long before it turns retail upside down. It doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone to hear that cell phones are the most widely used electronic device in the world, as there were approximately 7 billion of them. This means that there are nearly four times (3.8 times) more phones than there are PCs. A growing percentage of cell phone users now own smartphones. These individuals are relying on their devices on an increasing basis, and…

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Nokia announces three new NFC Symbian smartphones

Nokia NFC Phone

Nokia has announced that it will be releasing three Symbian smartphones with near field communication (NFC) technology in the hopes that it will help to lessen losses of its market share to Google’s Android. Nokia is the largest manufacturer of mobile phones worldwide and, according to the chief of sales, Colin Giles, the company has noted that there is a “big requirement” for this type of product in Asia. Giles has also been named the interim head of Chinese business for the company. There, he is reshaping Nokia’s operations following…

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Cell phone users prefer their mobile devices to caffeine and sex

Mobile Phone User Survey

Though the growing addiction to cell phones isn’t news to anyone, what is surprising are the results of a study performed by TeleNav, which identified the extent to which cell phone users would go instead of giving up their mobile devices. It determined that: • 54 percent would prefer to live a week without any physical activity than to relinquish their mobile phones – though it was not determined how many were already leading sedentary lives. • 70 percent stated that they would stop drinking alcohol if it meant that…

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QR code on the run with local errand service

QR codes have found their way to Kitsap Errand Runner, one of Washington State’s most prominent errand running services. The codes have been growing in popularity in the state and are catching the attention of more people. Part of their appeal lies in their ability to connect consumers directly with businesses, creating a tangible link between the two. Owner of Kitsap Errand Runner, Bryan Garrett, has begun experimenting with the codes after seeing them in advertisements. At first, Garrett had no idea what the codes were. QR codes are, essentially,…

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The future of doing business is here now!

Technology has unleashed the future, and the future is mobile. Not just mobile phones, movies and music, but mobile marketing, advertising and sales. Now, thanks to Mobibucks, whose headquarters are in California, there are also mobile payments. Mobibucks is a leading, global provider of digital payment technology. This free, secure, and fast virtual payment platform utilizes a device that more than two billion people all ready own; a mobile phone. This new platform will allow banks to provide customers and merchants, the ability to make and receive digital payments.  The…

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Scanning your way to a better education

Information is becoming increasingly mobile. To keep up with technology, the West Virginia University Libraries will be using QR codes to help students gain quick access to the resources offered by the libraries. The codes can be scanned with smart phones that have barcode scanning applications. David Roth, a library associate, says the codes are a great way to bridge the gap between digital content and physical media. When scanned, the codes will resolve to the library’s mobile website. From there, students will be able to check the availability of…

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Will QR codes make it to the next level in mobile marketing?

Despite reports that QR code use has risen some 1,200% in the last year, the codes seem to have a long way to go if they want to be popular with the next generation. According to a recent survey conducted by Dubit, a research firm that has worked with children for more than a decade, QR codes may not be as popular as once believed. The new study was conducted in the UK with more than 1,000 British teenagers. The survey found that 72% of people between the ages of…

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Why every business needs a set of mobile marketing strategies in their game plan

Smart phone trend

If you would have asked someone 10 years ago if mobile marketing was effective they would have answered yes. However, they would have been referring to outdoor advertising; billboards and truck side ads. Now if you talk about mobile advertising, people automatically refer to their cell phones or PDA’s. From being virtually an unheard of notion 10 years ago, mobile advertising has become an industry worth over 16 billion dollars. Over 80 percent of the nation’s population carries a cell phone. Statistics from 2006 showed that e-mail and telephone marketing…

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New to the world of quick response code?

How To Scan a QR Code

  QR Codes may finally be breaking out to main stream services. More and more web design services are embracing Social Media and adding it into their web business. This now includes QR Codes. QR stands for quick response, because it will transfer data between electronic gadgets faster than normal bar codes. QR Codes are small, black and white squares that look like a barcode. They can hold over seven thousand characters of numeric code, over four thousand characters of alphanumeric code or almost three thousand characters of binary code.…

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QR Code scavenger hunts…the next big thing!

This year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) conference held in Texas will be home to vast array of talent spanning the film, music and interactive media industries. The conference, which is held annually, has long been a time for creatives to come together and share their latest innovations and discoveries. SXSW has been the host for several interactive media escapades in the past and this year is no exception. Meet-Meme, a company whose expertise is in personal branding through use of QR code trading cards, will be holding a scavenger-hunt event…

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Window stickers with printed QR Codes help consumers

A new QR (Quick Response) code marketing system for cars was recently unveiled by Web Tech Services, a well known web marketing company which is situated at the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. The QR system offers car deals and offers a inventory management system for the car dealership industry. QR codes are 2D barcodes which can be used for generating specific data. As an example, it can be used to direct a user towards a certain URL landing page that has complete info about a certain car. Web Tech Services’…

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