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M-commerce (infographic): A mobile shopper’s path to purchase

Citrix this week released a quarterly report detailing a variety of statistics related to the mobile industry, including statistics on application usage and e-commerce habits. This infographic was especially revealing about trends in commerce from mobile phones (m-commerce): Pictures are certainly worth a thousand words...

Analyst Angle: Why isn’t EBay an MVNO?

At the peak of the mobile virtual network operator fervor we witnessed in the 2005 to 2007 timeframe, common wisdom held that a successful MVNO must have killer content, a highly targeted

Feature Report: RCR Wireless News Capital Markets Update 2012

The sluggish recovery and the threat of the fiscal cliff make the capital markets uncertain territory, but the wireless industry has fared better than most in 2012. Venture capitalists have been ready to fund infrastructure plays as well as mobile apps, and the carriers...

Analyst Angle: Get set for stronger OS oligopoly

With the recent HP shut-down of the WebOS and Palm divisions, it's becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the mobile device market, an OS needs to have significant device, developer, and customer traction. And without one, you can't get the other two. Consider...

Wal-Mart’s Rocky Path from Bricks to Clicks

Since Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) first ventured into cyberspace 15 years ago, the Bentonville (Ark.) company has struggled online. ...

EBay’s PayPal Unveils Mobile-to-Mobile Payment System With NFC Technology

EBay Inc. (EBAY)’s PayPal unit unveiled a service that will let users make payments by tapping their mobile devices together, joining rivals in the market for wireless transactions using near field communication technology. ...

PayPal readies NFC app for payments on Android devices

Considering all the activity of late, PayPal appears to be jumping into the deep end of the mobile payments space. The company is planning to launch a new application for Android devices later this summer that leverages near field communication technology to provide a...

EBay’s PayPal Unveils Mobile-to-Mobile Payment System With NFC Technology

Bloomberg | July 13, 2011 | Douglas Macmillan EBay Inc. (EBAY)’s PayPal unit unveiled a service that will let users make payments by tapping their mobile devices together, joining rivals in the market for wireless transactions using near field communication technology. Read the full article here...

eBay acquires Zong for $240M

eBay Inc. (EBAY) has reached a deal to acquire Zong for $240 million in cash. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company provides mobile payments through carrier billing channels and has deals with more than 250 operators around the world.eBay plans to combine bring Zong’s...

Analyst Angle: 2012 mobile trends – mobile commerce, product ecosystems, location integration

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. This week marks the start of the second half of 2011 – a perfect time...

Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) Launch: eBay, Google, Nokia, Skype and Yahoo! form a new Internet policy group

AIC | June 14, 2011 | Press Release Hong Kong, 14 June 2011 -- The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a new industry association founded by eBay, Google, Nokia, Skype and Yahoo! was launched today to promote the understanding and resolution of Internet policy issues in the Asia-Pacific...

RCR Wireless News global tour set for next week in Philadelphia

RCR Wireless News’ visit to Philadelphia is set to begin next week, bringing with it a one-day conference scheduled for June 8 as well as a visit to the city to get an update on its municipal Wi-Fi project. The RCR Wireless News Mobile...

Google set to strike in mobile payment market

Google is accelerating its march to join the mobile payment business by partnering with Citibank, Mastercard, Spring and several retailers including Macy’s, American Eagle and Subway. The company is expected to announce “mobile wallet” services tomorrow on the Google Nexus S, allowing users to...

Ireland puts its faith in ICT for economic recovery

DUBLIN, Ireland — The economic boom and bust Ireland has experienced over the last decade has caused a fair few ups and downs for the emerald isle, but Pat Rabbitte, Ireland's Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources says it has all come with...

Microsoft to buy Skype in its biggest acquisition yet

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) dropped a bombshell by announcing this morning that it will acquire Luxembourg-based Skype Global in a deal will shake up the mobile, video and gaming industries. The $8.5 billion deal, the largest in the history of Microsoft, was announced earlier...

USA: EBay buys Fig Card, says we don't need wallets

EBay Inc.'s (EBAY) online payment service PayPal has acquired Boston-based Fig Card, a payment startup that seeks to eliminate the use of credit cards in lieu of smartphones. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed.Fig Card allows retailers to enable mobile payments...

MercadoLibre, Inc. to Report First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

MercadoLibre | April 27, 2011 | Press Release BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 27, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MercadoLibre, Inc. (Nasdaq:MELI) (http://www.mercadolibre.com) intends to release financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2011 on May 4, 2011 after the close of the day's...

Why I won’t be queuing for the iPad2

I’ve never been an Apple fan. But I only recently became an Apple non-fan, after a series of visits to the fruit firm’s retail outlets left me more than a little cold.

Re-selling of iPad 2 creates market for scalpers

The scarce supplies and huge demand worldwide for the iPad 2 are creating a new market in places like New York City, where large groups of “investors” are camping out, often overnight, to buy the device in droves. The reason for freezing it out all...

eBay to boost Austin job growth by 1,000 workers

AUSTIN, Texas-The City of Austin announced that eBay Inc. would increase its Austin office by 1,000 jobs during the next 10 years if city representatives approve an economic incentive proposal from the city. Upon final approval by the city council, the...

Visa and AmEx both preparing PayPal competitors

Ahh PayPal, both a handy way to shift money around and a perpetual thorn in the side. Anyone who has used the service at any great length will no doubt have a story about the, shall we say, "quirks" that exist within the ubiquitous payment system.

RCR Wireless News Desk @SXSW to feature live game of Angry Birds : RCR Wireless News will be broadcasting live from Alcatel-Lucent's ElevenAPI Developer Lounge During @SXSW

RCR Wireless News is bringing its 2011 Mobile Broadband Innovation & Opportunity Tour to Austin, Texas, March 10 to March 17. While in Austin, RCR Unplugged Editor Sylvie Barak, RCR Wireless News Austin Editor Marc Speir and special guests will be broadcasting live...

eBay Hangover Party and Speed Hack at SXSW

Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM (CT) Please join us for the first ever eBay Hangover Party and Speed Hack at SXSW 2011! Running all day Sunday March 13th from 11am until 9pm in the Alcatel-Lucent Eleven ...

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