Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Monday, 2/3 including: Apple's experimentation with solar and kinetic energy for the up and coming iWatch, the latest on mobile commerce, why 63 percent of firms say responsive web design can't hold out in the long term for mobility strategy, a possible hands-free app thanks to Parkmobile and which smartphone has the most malware infections.
Although the nation's retailers reported a disappointing holiday shopping season overall, activity in the m-commerce space continued to grow each year.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/10 including: poll results for e-commerce in France show an increase in online shopping, Apple's climb in enterprise and government spending, Yahoo's acquisition of startup Aviate and what that means for the enterprise, OpenPeak's cloud-based mobility tool that helps out enterprise BYOD policies and Citrix's acquisition of Framehawk to increase business app availability.
Fueled by the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets, United States online retail sales are predicted to reach $370 billion by 2017, according to the latest research by Forrester.
Mobile payments in the United States are predicted to increase at a 48 percent compound annual growth rate, from $12.8 billion spent in 2012 to $90 billion by 2017, according to the latest research from Forrester.
Skype plans to roll out direct operator billing in October using billing specialist MACH's Direct Billing Gateway.