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News Scan: Online retailers not investing in mobile; Enterprise use of wearables to surge; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 23, including the lack of investment in mobile by retailers for the holiday season, where wearables will likely flourish, the rise of contextually aware apps, how much the mobile market means to North America and pulsed RF power devices and who is using them.

Back-to-school shoppers have little faith in brick-and-mortar retailers

1010data ran the analysis on back-to-school shopper attitudes towards retailers and the results are not good for the school supply peddlers. "If a retailer is out of stock of an item just twice, 40% of parents say they will avoid shopping at that retailer again," says the report. 

Infographic: Mobility can help retailers combat showrooming

Showrooming poses problems for brick-and-mortar stores that have overhead costs that purely online retailers don't have. Mobile commerce firm MobStac offers five tips to brick-and-mortar retailers to leverage mobility to lessen the impact of showrooming and encourage customers to make in-store purchases.

Retailers report surging mobile commerce sales

Mobile commerce is front and center on the radar of most retailers today and they are focusing on making the experience as easy as possible for whatever device a consumer uses.