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#TBT: Mobile commerce needs more speed; WISPs and WASPs; Timing the 3G investment cycle … this week in 2001

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! 'M-commerce' experience is...

#TBT: Two-way messaging comes to LA; GPRS launches in Finland; Mobile commerce falls flat … this week in 2000

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon brings two-way...

#TBT: Enterprise + wireless web; PDAs > laptops … this week in 2000

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Figuring out the...

Banks, telcos target the unbanked population with new services

The international remittance market will reach $610 million this year ORLANDO--Digital financial services will represent a huge business opportunity for banks and telecoms operators in the comings years due to the increasing penetration of mobile telephony in the global unbanked population, the Amdocs Mobile Financial Services...

China Telecom, Alibaba to boost mobile commerce

Rural penetration goal of China Telecom, Alibaba partnership Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has partnered with compatriot state-run mobile operator China Telecom to boost the adoption of mobile commerce in rural and isolated localities across China. Under the agreement, Alibaba and China Telecom will offer 14 models of mobile phones, named...

Reality Check: Six predictions for mobile payments

Prediction No. 1: Merchant- and bank-branded mobile wallets vs. third-party wallets. • Apple Pay has some early momentum right now. They have created interest and that will drive consumer comfort with mobile payments – whether it’s Apple Pay, Google Wallet, Pay Pal, merchant-branded, bank-branded or other...

Reader Forum: Five ways retailers can leverage the power of mobile

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Reader Forum: Better authentication methods for mobile payment security

Why don’t consumers wholeheartedly embrace the ease and convenience of mobile payments? Quite simply, they are worried about the security risk. That’s understandable, given that trust in the security of personal

2013 Predictions: More LTE, OS options and NFC to come in 2013

The one thing that I’ll say about this industry is it never fails to surprise. 2013 will be no exception. Overall, we’ll see much more emphasis on mobile operators trying to take back the subscriber

2013 Predictions: Mobile content and m-commerce predictions for 2013

MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, starts the new-year by unveiling its mobile predictions for the next twelve months. The international trade association is ideally placed

Brazil’s m-commerce doubles in 2012

Mobile commerce in Brazil is rising. Purchases made from tablets and smartphones doubled in 2012, reaching 10% of total e-commerce sales, according a survey conducted by the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (Camara-e.net) with its members of the retail committee. Follow RCR Wireless News—Americas on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to...

Reader Forum: Safeguarding mobile payments

With mobile phones set to become as indispensable as a wallet for buying goods and services, mobile payment developments are rapidly gathering pace and different service providers are competing for their slice of the pie.

Reader Forum: Going mobile – Why mobile-optimized websites will make or break a company

If you look around as you shop in a store and find people using their phones, you may not guess what one-third of them are doing.

2012 Predictions: Scan-to-buy – a new retail reality

If the recent holiday shopping season showed us anything it’s that what the Internet began – with the ability to offer up every imaginable toy and product, all from the comfort of your armchair (and with free shipping to boot) – the smartphone has taken to the next level. The undeniable trend from the 2011 holiday season is that smartphone scanning will become pervasive.

Reality Check: Reflections on Brazil’s class C and mobile commerce

The explosion in Brazil's class C population -- defined as families with monthly incomes of $660 to $2,850 -- has been accompanied by changes in consumer spending habits by members of that class, especially in the mobile phone market.

Carriers ready $100M war chest for mobile payments venture

The strongest venture from within U.S. carrier ranks in m-commerce is doubling down, if you will, on its collective bet to the tune of $100 million.Verizon Wireless (VZ), AT&T Inc. (T) and T-Mobile USA Inc. (DTEGY) are gearing up to invest at least that...

Latam’s consumers are more likely to adopt new technologies to shop

How do you shop? Do you prefer to go to the mall or are you one of those people who buy everything through the Internet? A global survey from IBM Corp. with 30,000 people around the globe showed that when it comes to shopping,...

SYBASE RECOGNIZED AS LEADER IN MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE FOR TENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

DUBLIN, Calif. — August 24, 2011 — Mobile operators around the globe consider IP Exchange (IPX) an essential ingredient for next generation wireless services, according to a new study ("IPX: New Interconnect Strategies for Operators") of global operators commissioned by Sybase 365, a subsidiary...

American Express taps carrier No. 2 for digital commerce platform

Verizon Wireless (VZ) is now the second major carrier in line for integration with American Express Co.'s (AXP) burgeoning digital commerce platform Serve.Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) snagged the first carrier deal with American Express two weeks ago. It will also be the flagship carrier...

VC investment in mobile at an all-time high

Venture-capital investments in the mobile sector are soaring, led by media and applications, commerce and payments and healthcare, according to a new report from Rutberg & Co.VC investment in mobile is at the largest level ($3 billion in the first half of the year)...

Latam lagging behind in developing mobile payment services, Gartner says

Worldwide mobile payment users will surpass 141.1 million in 2011, a 38.2% increase from 2010, when mobile payment users reached 102.1 million, according to Gartner. Worldwide mobile payment volume is forecast to total US$ 86.1 billion, up 75.9% compared to 2010. However, despite these...

American Express taps Sprint for mobile commerce platform

Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) continues to forge a different path in mobile commerce that sets it apart from the other top carriers in the United States. Today the company announced that will be the first carrier partner for American Express Co.'s (AXP) Serve.The somewhat...

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...

NFC payments will change human behavior

NFC is going to change how we behave and significantly enhance mobile marketing according to Mohammed Khan President and Founder of Vivotech, an NFC software and systems firm with 70% market share.Speaking in Singapore at the GSMA mobile money summit, Khan said it was...

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