Mobile Payments & the Willingness to Pay

by mobilefuture on February 19, 2014

By Chuck Martin We may be about to see just how many people are seriously interested in making mobile payments. After months of early testing and with significant ($10+ million) funding, Boston-based Loop is making its mobile wallet available to the masses today. The first iteration is a FOB that can be synced with an […]

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Gas Pump of the Future Sees You Coming

by Chuck Martin on January 15, 2014

By Chuck Martin Multi-screen mobile commerce is starting to blend with targeted advertising at the gas pump. At the National Retail Federation Expo this week, I visited with a gas pump manufacturer that demonstrated the gas pump of future, replete with embedded Bluetooth technology to identify customers as they approach the pump. Commerce at the […]

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In-Screen NFC-TV Coming for Your Reach

by Chuck Martin on January 15, 2014

By Chuck Martin Get ready for NFC-TV. No, not in your home, but in a store, at an airport or in your local mall. Now adding to such information and engagement triggers as QR code and Augmented Reality comes in-screen NFC. At the National Retail Federation’s annual conference at the Javits Center in New York […]

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Mobile Wallets & Passing 100 Million Users

January 15, 2014

By Chuck Martin Various methods of mobile wallets and payments seem to launching, closing and repositioning around the globe on a regular basis. With the continuing evolution of the mobile wallet market, a study released at the International CES last week points to some rather large numbers ahead. Twenty percent of all smartphone owners already […]

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CES Rundown: Wear It, Watch It or Ignore It

January 11, 2014

By Chuck Martin The International CES show in Las Vegas finally gets underway today, though the indicators of much of what will be seen was previewed for more than 1,000 media people during the two days leading up to the show. The first day of pre-CES press events comprised some 70 vendors showing what they […]

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Mobile Online Holiday Shopping Up 50%

January 11, 2014

By Chuck Martin Final data from e-commerce holiday shopping continues to come in and paints a picture of the increasing influence of mobile activity. Some new findings based on research from more than 100 U.S. retailers shows that Black Friday looked like Mobile Friday with a 50% increase over the monthly average in mobile online […]

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Smartphones Moving Front & Center in Shopping Process

January 11, 2014

By Chuck Martin The smartphone is becoming the hub of mobile commerce. As I spoke with numerous technology suppliers and roamed through countless exhibits at the International CES show in Las Vegas this week, it became clear that mobile is becoming central to much of the new tech universe. With consumers obviously carrying their mobile […]

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CES: Cars, TVs and Spreading the Buy Around

January 11, 2014

By Chuck Martin Some commerce may be completed on a smartphone or tablet although the sale may start elsewhere. This became apparent through several announcements at CES International in Las Vegas. Consumers will be seeing more apps in their Chevy dashboards, as we wrote about yesterday  (CES & the Connected Car for Commerce), from which […]

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CES & the Connected Car for Commerce

January 11, 2014

By Chuck Martin Mobile commerce may soon be taking to the roads. One of the earlier big presentations here at the International CES show in Las Vegas was the networked car by Chevrolet. With two cars on stage and another in the back of a large room, GM execs demonstrated how they expect consumers will […]

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