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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of May 6, 2012

The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and market trend information.

Kiwibank's first mobile banking app may make banking relationships more intimate. Due to be released this week, the bank's iPhone app has the unique feature of assigning customers their own online relationship manager to help deal with any queries via text or email. Read Original Content

Forrester Research has just released its 2012 U.S. Mobile Banking Functionality Rankings report, which indicates that approximately 17 percent of American adults are currently using their smartphones and tablets in order to interact with their financial institutions. Read Original Content



DropWallet is introducing M-Commerce to the publishing industry, starting with Real Simple's new Mother's Day Gift Guide app for iPhone. By powering an in-app shopping experience, DropWallet's digital content commerce solution enables publishers to diversify their revenue. Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.  To learn more, visit www.verivo.com

NFC phones developed by HTC, Intel, LG Electronics, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony have all now been certified for contactless payments — and have the right to carry a new “MasterCard PayPass Ready” logo. Read Original Content

Web.com Group, Inc. published its latest Small Business Mobile Survey, which looks at small business growth and the tools and resources being used to drive that progress. According to the survey’s findings, 69 percent of small businesses consider mobile marketing crucial to their growth in the next five years. Read Original Content

The mobile payment landscape is rapidly evolving. Many smartphone users welcome the convenience of mobile payments (87 percent in the UK), while others worry about the privacy factor (79 percent in Asia). In the U.S., 49 percent of consumers found shopping on a smartphone awkward. Read Original Content

New Jersey Transit’s use of NFC payments with Google Wallet has been an “overwhelming and resounding success,” according to NJ Transit spokesman John Durson. Read Original Content

The rise in smartphone and tablet computer ownership may be responsible for a 65 percent rise in people shopping via their mobile phones in the past 12 months, but research seen exclusively by Marketing Week reveals that consumers still have doubts about the security of shopping. Read Original Content

A new report from Stibo Sytems shows there has been an overall increase of 10 percent in the amount that consumers shop using their smartphones and tablets. This data was supported by a study performed by Gartner, which estimated that by 2016, there will have been a global increase in tablets by 655 million. Read Original Content

L.L. Bean Inc. beat average mobile performance and pushed its way into the top 10 of the Keynote Mobile Commerce Performance Index last week. Its m-commerce site home page loaded on average in 7.28 seconds and it did so successfully 98.92 percent of the time for an index score of 841 out of 1,000. Read Original Content

Banks and credit unions that don't take steps now to anticipate mobile banking and payment risks will suffer consequences in the long run, according to new research from BITS, the technology policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable. Check out the top six areas of concern according to the study. Read Original Content

The iPhone 5 could be revealed as early as June, ahead of a possible launch in the third quarter of this year. Regarding new features in the device, a new patent obtained by Apple reveals potential NFC integration and the ability to pay with the phone. Read Original Content

Barnes & Noble plans to add NFC technology to its Nook e-reader platform, chief executive William Lynch said last week. Read Original Content

Consumer adoption of mobile payments has been slow to take off. However, Starbucks' has a hit with its extremely successful mobile payment app. The company's app has been used for more than 42 million transactions since its launch in January 2011. Read Original Content

Charles Schwab has enhanced its mobile offering with its Schwab Bank Bill Pay Feature. Schwab Bank clients are now able to make payments, view e-bills, and add or edit payees on apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. Read Original Content

Business software giant Sage has begun rolling out its Sage Pay Mobile technology, which enables businesses to accept card payments using their mobile phones to authorize the transactions. The Sage Pay Mobile product is a collaboration between Sage Pay, payments specialist CreditCall and hardware supplier Thyron. Read Original Content

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