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Mobile Commerce News Weekly - Week of December 19, 2011

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.

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According to Prosper Mobile Insights, 23.5 percent of smartphone and tablet owners say their device has been an integral part of their holiday shopping experience so far and they could not shop without it. Read Original Content

Mobile shopping has been one of the hottest trends of 2011, and there are no signs of it slowing down. After rising more than 90 percent this year, mobile commerce will grow at a rate of 73.1 percent in 2012, according to eMarketer. Read Original Content

Jos. A. Bank saw mobile traffic increase 3,000 percent on Black Friday compared to its daily traffic. The retailer revealed its mobile site earlier this year after experimenting with mobile coupons, an iPhone application and in-store campaigns. Jos. A. Bank’s mobile site was developed by 5th Finger. Read Original Content

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Department store chain Nordstrom has updated its iPhone application to offer a holiday guide to users, likely aiming to increase last minute mobile commerce sales leading up to Christmas. Read Original Content

According to SapientNitro-GfK 67 percent of consumers plan to use their smartphones and tablets to find product deals, up from 44 percent last year. Read Original Content
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eMarketer estimates that in 2011 mobile commerce sales are projected to reach $6.7 billion, as 26.8 million consumers made purchases from their smartphones. In 2012 the research projects 37.5 million consumers will make at least one purchase on their mobile phone and an estimated 72.8 million consumers will use smartphones to research a product prior to making a purchase. Read Original Content

According to a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Houston, Texas is the most popular mobile shopping city in the United States. Read Original Content

According to analyst firm IMS Research, the number of smartphones enabled with NFC technology will grow to nearly 80 million shipments by the end of 2012, driven largely by the technology being built into a wider range of devices. Read Original Content

Clients of Charles Schwab now have access to a recently developed iPad app that allows customers to more easily manage their financial holdings through their mobile devices. Read Original Content

Forrester Consulting recently conducted a survey of ten top financial firms to study the future of mobile banking. Through their research they have found that financial institutions are moving beyond the basics to deliver increasingly sophisticated mobile capabilities. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.

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