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Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of January 19, 2014

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

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British shoppers have driven e-retail up 18 percent year-on-year spending, a record breaking £11 billion, reveals IMRG Capgemini. Digital shopping’s growth can be mainly attributed to mobile-retail which accounted for 15 pecent of UK e-commerce in June 2013. Read Original Content

AT&T has made a move to develop its own mobile commerce platform. The telecommunications company is currently involved in Isis, a platform born from a joint venture with Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Read Original Content

PayPal has launched a new mobile payments service in order to embolden its presence in the Asian market. Asia has proven quite attractive in terms of mobile commerce due to the growing degree of smartphone and tablet penetration and the increasing number of retailers entering into e-commerce. Read Original Content

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The 2013 holiday season has been written down as a success for most e-retailers and brands. According to comScore the total online spend surpassed $46 billion; the National Retail Federation lists the overall spend at just over $601 billion. Read Original Content

Service revenues or fees from m-commerce transactions are expected to reach $37 billion by 2016, according to the latest research published by Informa Telecoms  Media. Read Original Content

US Bank is working on a new app that will enable consumers to use their mobile handsets to capture and buy products they chance upon during their day-to-day lives. Read Original Content

Mobile banking registered a 186 percent growth in cash transactions over 12 months thanks to the growing popularity of services, Bangladesh Bank said recently. The number of subscribers grew 262 percent in the same period. Read Original Content

In 2013 the number of registrations for Barclays Bank's mobile app rose 200 percent compared with the previous year as mobile proves to be a popular banking channel among its customers, young and old. Read Original Content

The growing demand for smartphones, mass adoption of cashless services and hotspot services that provide free Wi-fi to customers has resulted in the expansion of the mobile wallet industry, according to a new report by Research and Markets. Read Original Content

Indian telecom groups such as Bharti Airtel and Vodafone are set to be given greater freedom to take on the country’s banks by offering enhanced mobile payment services, as part of forthcoming rule changes from the Reserve Bank of India. Read Original Content

Bank of China has launched the BOC mobile payment app for its credit card customers. The app is downloadable for free from the Apple app store, the Android store, Bank of China's website and its mobile website Read Original Content

A new patent filed by Apple indicates the smartphone manufacturer will be moving towards enabling mobile payments with its new device, the iPhone6. Read Original Content

IDC’s newest report projects China enterprise mobility will make terrific gains throughout 2014. The research of IDC shows mobile applications within the industry market are expanding in popularity and ubiquity throughout the world’s most populous nation. Read Original Content

Spending on in-app advertising is expected to reach $17 billion by 2018, according to a report by Juniper Research. This amount is up dramatically from the $3.5 billion spent in 2013, and makes in-app advertising the fastest growing sector of the mobile advertising market. Read Original Content

According to Markets and Markets the cross-platform and mobile advertising market is estimated to grow from $15.13 billion in 2013 to $76.57 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 38.3 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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