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Retailers shouldn't underestimate value of mobile shopping apps

Given the ubiquity of smartphones, it's hardly a surprise that shoppers are relying on them to make informed purchasing decisions on the fly. What is surprising, however, is which apps are getting the most attention.

Shopkick adds in-app purchasing to help retailers combat Amazon's growth

Shopkick is expanding its location-based consumer rewards application, enabling shoppers to make purchases directly within the app.

Shopkick reaches profitability, touts $200M in 2012 partner revenues

Shopkick, whose location-based consumer rewards application is now in use across more than 7,500 retail stores and malls nationwide, achieved its first profitable quarter during the fourth quarter of 2012, a little more than two years after the company first rolled out its service.

Nielsen: Half of all U.S. smartphone owners use mobile shopping apps

Forty-seven percent of all U.S. smartphone owners used mobile shopping applications in June 2012, according to new Nielsen research.

Macy's rolls out shopkick rewards app to 800 U.S. stores

Macy's is expanding shopkick's location-based rewards application to all of its 800-plus stores across the U.S.

MasterCard, shopkick team for consumer rewards program

MasterCard is partnering with location-based mobile marketing platform shopkick to offer consumer rewards and special offers at select retail locations across the U.S.

Shopkick partners with Target for nationwide mobile loyalty program

Target will expand Shopkick's location-based mobile rewards program across all of its 1,764 U.S. retail locations. The free Shopkick app, which is available for devices running Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Shopkick tops 3M active users, 1B in-app deals and offers viewed

Mobile retail solutions provider shopkick announced that its location-based rewards application now touts 3 million active users just over a year after the solution first launched. The free shopkick

Visa teams with shopkick for mobile purchase rewards

With the Black Friday shopping frenzy looming, Visa is partnering with mobile retail solutions provider shopkick to offer cardholders rewards points at the point of sale. The shopkick solution awards

How disruptive are disruptive mobile technologies, anyway?

SAN DIEGO--Billed as a spotlight on disruptive mobile technologies, Thursday's keynote here at CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2011 instead evolved into an exploration of whether the technologies