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Mobile Commerce News Weekly – Week of March 31, 2013

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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Online payment networks like EBay's PayPal, Apple iTunes and Amazon Payments are expected to be future leaders in the mobile-payment field, according to a global survey issued Thursday by SAP. Read Original Content

eBay’s President and CEO John Donahoe predicted last week that his company would enable $300 billion in global commerce by 2015. Read Original Content

Asia’s appetite for online shopping has shifted from the PC to the smartphone with more than half of Indonesian and Thai consumers using their mobile phones to shop, according to results from a MasterCard online survey. Read Original Content

Antenna Software provides a complete cloud-based enterprise mobility suite that enables both IT pros and business executives alike to create and manage mobile apps, websites and content across the entire business.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Antenna Software.

Just 50 percent of the top 100 UK retailers have optimized their websites for mobile devices, compared to 100 percent of Top U.S. retailers, finds a study by Skava, a mobile app company headquartered in San Francisco. Read Original Content

According to a new report, Germany has the most consumers with bar code scanning apps, with 32 percent of smartphone owners there having a reader app installed. Read Original Content
E-retailing firm HomeShop18 pegs mobile commerce to contribute more than 25 percent of the total traffic in e-commerce by 2015. Read Original Content

Dunkin’ Donuts is aiming to make purchasing faster and easier for its iPhone and iPod Touch app users by integrating the app with Apple Inc.’s Passbook mobile wallet. Read Original Content

According to eMarketer, mobile ad spending around the world more than doubled in 2012 from $4 billion in 2011 to $8.41 billion, and anticipates spending will approach $37 billion by 2016. Read Original Content

A report by ABI Research shows the number of NFC-enabled devices hitting the market will greatly increase by 2014. In “NFC Devices, Strategies, and Form Factors,” the firm has analyzed the market to find that at least 285 million NFC-enabled mobile and consumer electronics devices will ship in 2013. Read Original Content

Almost 200 million mobile users will be making bill payments via their mobile by 2017. According to research by Juniper Research, there is an increasing user acceptance and comfort with using push mobile banking and a sharp rise in tablet use for banking purposes. Read Original Content

Twitter will generate nearly $1 billion in ad revenue next year due to a surge in mobile advertising on its Web microblogging service, according to a report released on Wednesday. Read Original Content

A report by Covario shows mobile advertising grew 51 percent in Q1 versus the previous quarter and 124 percent year-over-year. Read Original Content

Visa Europe has signed a new three-year deal with Monitise to develop and expand its various Mobile Money solutions, which support mobile banking, payments and commerce networks, to more leading financial institutions across Europe. Read Original Content

According to the latest market study by Juniper Research, a growing user acceptance of push mobile banking and a sharp rise in media tablet adoption will drive users of transactional mobile banking services to almost 200 million in 2017. Read Original Content

According to a report from MasterCard, which examined the Asia Pacific market over the past three months, 40 percent of online shoppers in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Singapore purchased items using their mobile devices. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.