Thursday, January 05, 2012

CorFire Market Watch, 12-30-2011

Week ending December 30, 2011

 

IBM survey shows increase in Christmas Day M-Commerce

IBM has released Christmas Day shopping numbers from its Coremetrics Benchmark Retail report.  The report showed that online shoppers using an iPad were responsible for 7 percent of all online sales on Christmas Day. Slightly behind the iPad were iPhone users accounting for 6.4 percent of online sales. Put another way, more than 13 percent of all online shopping on Christmas Day went through an Apple mobile device. Five percent of purchases were made using an Android device.…

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San Francisco drivers can pay for parking using NFC-enabled mobile devices

The PayByPhone system in San Francisco is among the largest near field communication (NFC) projects happening worldwide, and it is allowing urban motorists to pay for their parking by way of their mobile devices.  PayByPhone is one of the top international providers of mobile payments for the parking and urban marketplace. It announced that it has been selected by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to add NFC enabled stickers to the 30,800 parking spaces around the city. This will provide drivers with the opportunity to use their mobile devices with NFC technology to make their parking payments.…

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Coca-Cola launches NFC ad campaign in Singapore

Coca-Cola, in partnership with media agency MEC, Clear Channel and Tapit, has launched an NFC-enabled poster campaign in Singapore for Fanta brand soft drinks.  According to MEC, 200 posters equipped with NFC chips or stickers have been installed in “NFC shelters” around Singapore. NFC phone users can tap their handsets against the posters or scan a QR code to download content…

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Japan’s top 3 mobile carriers agree to support global NFC standard

Japan, one of the most advanced mobile nations in the world, is attempting to push increased global commonality in the traditionally isolated Japanese cell phone industry, at least when it comes to payments over NFC. Paying with cell phones is already ubiquitous in Japan, but now the country’s top three telcos (NTT Docomo, KDDI au, and SoftBank Mobile) are trying to switch from theNippon-only Osaifu Keitai system to the Type A and Type B NFC standards used globally.....

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