• One-Click Mobile Payments Expands to Users in 11 Countries
    A new partnership will allow users in 11 countries to purchase games, music, video and other content through one-click, direct carrier billing on the Opera Mini browser. the one-click mobile payments capability will be available to more than 200 million mobile users.
  • 73% of UK Businesses Optimized for Mobile Commerce
    Almost three-quarters of U.K. businesses are now optimized for mobile commerce, according to a new survey of more than 1500 online businesses in the U.K. the study showed a steady rise in the past 12 months with more businesses championing mobile apps and optimization.
  • Priceline Study Finds High Numer of Last-Minute Mobile Bookings
    Mobile-equipped travelers waited until after 5 p.m. to book their New Year's Eve hotel, pointing to the growing trend of last-minute bookings, according to a recent study. More than half booked their rooms after 2 p.m. and many waited until after 9 p.m. to make their reservations.
  • Consumer Confidence in Mobile Commerce at All-Time High
    A new study shows that the appetite for mobile commerce is at an all-time high, with consumer confidence diminishing previous fears over security of payments - 3% compared to 27% a year ago.
  • Google Seen Ahead in Mobile Wallet War
    A survey of retailers shows that Google is poised to win the "mobile wallet war." More than half of respondents said they believe Google would come out on top when it comes to mobile payment systems.
  • Latinos Smartphone-Natives with High Expectations
    Latinos are masters of social shopping: they leverage mobile, social media and friends and family to share their shopping experience before, during and after. Latinos are smartphone-natives and thus have higher expectations and limited patience. "E" doesn't stand for electronic anymore, it stands for everywhere.
  • Mobile Commerce to Retailers: Threat vs. Opportunity
    With Barnes & Noble revealing plans to close numerous stores and Target introducing a new price-matching policy recently, the retail landscape is quickly evolving and mobile is part of the reason why. Mobile's convenience drove record mCommerce sales over the holiday but, even more importantly, was how mobile influenced shopping behavior from researching products online, in-store price comparisons, exclusive offers and more.
  • Foursquare Adds New App for Businesses to Manage Customer Deals
    Foursquare has released a companion mobile app for businesses so they quickly update customers about new products, deals or other news. Business owners will be able to view recent check-ins, turn specials on and off, and check business data.
  • Mobile Commerce Site Performance Ranking Up at J.C. Penney
    J.C. Penney Co. continued its upward trek on the Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index for the week ending Jan. 27, moving up up five positions to No. 10, up from No. 21 earlier in the month. The ratings are based on the percentage of the time m-commerce sites home pages load completely and successfully.
  • Person-to-Person Selling App Launches for Free Mobile Marketplace
    A Chilean startup backed by a $200,000 seed from a venture fund has relocated to San Francisco and wants to turn smartphones into a free mobile marketplace. The app lets people sell to each other, including friends and strangers.
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