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eBay has announced its predictions for 2012, which include $7 billion in total mobile payment volume, as well as $8 billion in gross mobile merchandise volume. Read Original Content
A survey of 1,000 British consumers revealed a dramatic increase in the use of mobile phones for holiday shopping. Thirty percent of consumers used their phones in some way as part of their holiday shopping, compared to only 10 percent who did so last year. Read Original Content
Near-field communications enabled smartphones from LG, RIM and Samsung have received certification to support the Visa payWave, a mobile app for payments at point of sale. Read Original Content
Tech Endeavour structures a mobile application as a multi-layered application consisting of user experience, business, and data layers. The mobile application development process starts with definition of the mobile application, understanding key components, learning scenarios where it will be used, learning key patterns and technology considerations as well as identifying specific scenarios such as deployment, power usage and synchronization. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Tech Endeavour, http://www.techendeavour.com/.
Rail passengers in Lisburn, UK can now use a smartphone ticket when traveling by railroad. This represents an emerging trend throughout the mobility market. Read Original Content
According to a recent study, Apple is the highest-rated company in customer satisfaction for mobile payments with Amazon claiming a near second. Read Original Content
The global mobile payment market is poised to explode over the next few years. One report predicts it will quadruple by 2014, reaching $630 billion in value. Read Original Content
PayPal has begun testing new mobile payment software at five Home Depot stores in the U.S., according to American Banker. Read Original Content
After Fandango released a mobile ticket feature on the company’s mobile app, they have experienced unexpected success with over 50 percent of customers having used a smartphone to purchase a movie ticket. Read Original Content
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