Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Around The Net

  • Movie Chain Tries Mobile-Optimized Gift CardsMobile Commerce Daily

    Regal Entertainment Group, the company behind movie theatre chain Regal Cinemas, is aiming to drive last-minute holiday sales online and on mobile devices by enticing consumers with a free $10 mobile-optimized Regal eGift card for every $50 in eGift cards purchased. The eGift cards may redeemed via Google Wallet at the concession stand, and can be accessed with the tap of a finger on a mobile screen. Regal Entertainment hopes that this incentive, which is available through Dec. 26, will fuel more shoppers to buy movie tickets online during the busy holiday week. ...Read the whole story

  • Mobile Shopping Experience Frustrates SomeLuxury Daily

    New research from several sources last week shows that while mobile sales are growing this holiday season, users are frustrated with the mobile shopping experience and that social commerce could be next year’s fastest rising star.  Ultimately, unsatisfactory mobile experiences are causing frustration among consumers. While they have certain expectations from retailers in regards to mobile capabilities, such as payments and a seamless user experience, a significant portion of retailers are dropping the ball this holiday season. ...Read the whole story

  • Best & Worst Days for Mobile ShoppingMobile Commerce News

    While online shopping has become a standard method of making a purchase, mobile commerce is starting to make up an increasing proportion of the sales that are occurring over the internet, and a recent study has found that this is more common on certain days of the week. The mobile commerce report that included this data was issued by Opera and it showed that people are using their smartphones and tablets most often on Sunday and least often on Friday, when it came to shopping online. The study that was conducted provided a considerable amount of insight, as it broke down the ... ...Read the whole story

  • Commerce Company Gets $3 Million Funding for Money Transfer ServiceVCCircle

    Gurgaon-based m-commerce and mobile apps company Triotech Solutions Pvt Ltd has secured $3 million (approximately Rs 19 crore) in its first round of funding from Singapore-based VC firm BlueHill Asset Management. The capital will be used for expanding its post office network in order to provide Mobile Money Transfer Service (MMTS) across the country, through its subsidiary Maverick Mobile. At present, 15,000 post offices across the country have the facility of MMTS, which operates on Maverick Mobile’s specially-designed Point of Service (PoS). ...Read the whole story

  • Google, Microsoft Fight Hotel Industry Over "Hotspot" FreedomRe/code

    Microsoft and Google are standing up to the hotel industry as it appeals to government regulators for the power to block guests from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots. “The tech companies recently joined the wireless industry’s lobbying group … in opposing the hotel industry’s petition,” ReCode reports. “Opponents of the proposal basically [argue] that the hotel industry is just trying to keep guests and exhibitors dependent on pricy hotel wireless networks.”  ...Read the whole story

  • Post Office Adds 'Hold Mail' Feature to AppMobile Commerce Press

    At this time of year, there is so much going on in terms of gift buying and wrapping, making travel arrangements, and ensuring that everything is packed for the intended destination, it can be easy to forget to take certain steps such as holding the mail, but USPS has created a mobile app to help travelers to overcome this struggle. When traveling away from home for more than a day or two, placing a hold on mail is a good idea, for several reasons, including security. That said, while many people do intend to do it, it is among the easiest details ... ...Read the whole story

  • TD Bank Extends Services to TabletsMobile Commerce Daily

    TD Bank is rolling out its first mobile application for tablets to reach a wider target audience of consumers looking to conduct online banking on personal devices. The bank developed the tablet app, available for iOS and Android platforms, after discovering many of its customers were using tablets to visit the Web site or were using the mobile app on tablet devices. The TD Bank tablet app offers the same functionalities and feel as the mobile app, but is optimized for a larger screen. ...Read the whole story

  • Suit Filed Over Mobile PaymentsMobile Commerce Press

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States. The lawsuit accuses the company of illegally processing charges through a third party. This marks the first time that the agency has pursued legal action against a telecommunications company and the lawsuit is also bringing more scrutiny to themobile payments space. Mobile payments have become quite common among consumers. Many people are opting to pay their phone bills and other charges with their mobile devices rather than pay these charges on a home computer.  ...Read the whole story

  • Apple Pay Integrated with Other Pay ServicesLet's Talk Payments
Disney World Accepts Mobile Payments

Beginning Dec. 24, Disney World will start accepting mobile contactless payments throughout the theme park. That will enable transactions for park guests who have Apple Pay on their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus device, as ...More

  • In Mobile, Timing Is Everything

    Like personal people meters, mobility is giving us insight into the modes in which consumers operate at a much granular level than ever before. ...More