Top news articles for Feb. 3, 2014.
The popular Starbucks mobile app was discovered recently to store credentials in such a way that anyone connecting the phone to a PC can see the passwords and usernames in plain text.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/15 including: Microsoft's latest efforts to pair Surface tablets and retailers for enhanced customer experience, why customer-facing apps are gaining popularity in the enterprise, more on China's multi-billion dollar mobility market, Mercedes' stance as top in an advanced assistance systems assessment and the clear text compromise of mobile payment info for Starbucks stores.
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More than 10 percent of Starbucks' in-store transactions in the United States are made via mobile phone, the coffeehouse chain announced.
One in ten transactions at Starbucks' coffee houses is conducted using a smartphone, Adam Brotman, the firm's chief digital officer, said during the company's financial earnings...
American consumers will complete $1.04 billion in mobile-enabled payment transactions in 2013, almost doubling from $54 million a year ago, according to new data from eMarketer. The forecast is nevertheless far below the firm's previous 2013 U.S. mobile payment estimate of $2.12 billion.
Mobile payments now account for more than 10 percent of all transactions across Starbucks stores nationwide, the coffeehouse chain said Tuesday.
North American consumers are on pace to spend $44 billion on in-store mobile wallet transactions in 2017, up from just $500 million in 2012, according to a new forecast issued by research firm Berg Insight.
Coffee company Starbucks continues to see significant traction in its mobile efforts--the company said more than 10 million people are "active" users of the company's mobile apps, and that the company now counts close to 4 million mobile payment transactions per week (up from 2 million near the end of last year and 3 million a month ago). This, the company said, accounts for roughly 10 percent of the company's total "U.S. tender."