Reflecting the recent explosion of mobile commerce activity, market research firm Gartner is forecasting that mobile commerce will generate half of all revenues from digital commerce by 2017, up from 22 percent of digital commerce revenue currently.
Apple announced that it is expanding its Maps Connect for Small Business internationally, reports 9to5Mac.
New technologies, such are digital wallets, cryptocurrencies, and mobile peer-to-peer payments, are transforming the way we transact our business, observes an article at MIT Technology Review."The smartphone is the catalyst for a lot of change in this industry," says Dana Stalder, a venture capitalist with Matrix Partners.
More than one-third of banking executives say that IT investment in mobile payments is the most important focus for them from a customer interface perspective, according to data cited in an infographic prepared by CDW.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Jan. 21, including the shutdown of Amazon's wallet app, updates for Google's productivity apps, SITO Mobile's takeover of Hipcricket, what companies are driving the semiconductor business and how biometric authentication app downloads will see a surge.
A lack of enterprise mobility experience could be preventing you from furthering your career, says Mary Brittain-White, CEO of Retriever Communications.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Monday, Jan. 12, including Android users slow adoption to Lollipop, banks increasing mobile banking budgets by 52 percent this year, Apple's App Store received big user attention in the first week of January, airports expanding beacon deployments this year and low mobile device demand accounting for Gartner's revision of the IT spending forecast for 2015.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Friday, Jan. 9, including Apple Pay in Canada, Intel's new chip unveiled at CES, OpenPeak's job scheduler on its EMM platform, Google and automaker's investments in autonomous driving tech and steering technology boost in autonomous commercial vehicles.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Dec. 22, including Disney World's acceptance of Apply Pay and Google Wallet, industrial use of IoT devices and the MEMS market, T-Mobile reaching settlement for cramming, network testing gear may get a boost from problems with VoLTE and mobile broadband's takeover as biggest mobile data revenue generator.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Dec. 16, including the latest feature Yelp is providing business owners, how jailbreaking an iPhone affects its security, the ever-increasing mobile transactions market, more and more cell phone users turning to smartphones and the fastest growing mobile device by ownership.