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BizReport | Social Marketing July 04, 2011

Mobile, social commerce fraud to hit UK economy hard

New payment channels, such as mobile and social networking sites, are vulnerable to fraud and likely to impact heavily on the UK economy, according to new research conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research on behalf of Paypoint.net.... >>

BizReport | Internet June 09, 2011

Teens don't use phone for talking

Gone are the days when teens spent hours with a phone, mobile or other, glued to their ears while yakking for hours on end with their friends. Today, found Nielsen, American teens don't talk, they text.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing May 20, 2011

MasterCard: Two-thirds of mobile users ready for payments

Americans are ready and waiting for mobile payment systems, reveals a new survey from MasterCard, with almost two-thirds open to using their mobile device to make payments.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing May 12, 2011

Study: Moms turning to mobile while shopping

When it comes to moms, mobile is the way to shop. Now, most aren't technically shopping from mobile devices - although some are - but they are using mobile devices to find store locations and to compare prices according to... >>

BizReport | Internet May 11, 2011

Half of Internet users in India only access web via mobile

For many people around the globe mobile Internet is the only access method. This group is referred to as Mobile Only Internet Users, or MOIUs and India has emerged as having the second-largest base of these users in the world... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing May 04, 2011

UK's Gen Y prepared to stump up $8/month for mobile banking

Over three-quarters of British Gen Y consumers would consider paying for mobile banking services, according to a new study from global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing April 29, 2011

Smartphones are obsolete before contracts end

A survey by research firm Retrevo found that a majority of smartphone owners believe that their smartphones are obsolete or will be before their contract is up.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing April 04, 2011

Amazon gets set to adopt NFC technology

Within a couple of years some 340 million mobile users around the globe will conduct some sort of mobile payment, according to Gartner's latest forecast. It's no wonder, then, that many companies are keen to put mobile payment systems into... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing April 01, 2011

Nearly half of mobile users shop via their device

The increase in shoppers brandishing mobile devices means retailers can't afford not to have a mobile presence, finds new research by Arc Worldwide, and those that do provide mobile apps and websites must ensure they meet the high expectations of... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing March 28, 2011

Nearly 90% of Chinese are phone subscribers

New figures released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology show that the vast majority of the population now subscribe to either a fixed line or mobile phone.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing March 28, 2011

Starbucks racks up 3 million mobile payment app users

Earlier this year I reported the launch of Starbucks' branded mobile payment system. A couple of months down the road, and millions are getting their caffeine fix with a wave of their mobile device.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing January 20, 2011

Email's role as comm tool fading as texting rules

Email is slowly fading away as a communication tool, according to a new survey by youth insight service YouthBeat. Instead, texting is how tweens and teens prefer to stay in touch.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing January 05, 2011

New Christmas pastime: mobile gaming

Forget re-runs on the TV and charades, a new Christmas tradition is emerging in Britain. New data from Adfonic's shows that many satiated revelers sat back and played games on their mobile phones while digesting their Christmas dinner.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing December 22, 2010

Mobile shopping appealing but technology a barrier

As the number of smartphone-wielding consumers grows you would imagine that more are using their devices to shop. However, according to a study in the U.K. by YouGov on behalf of Callcredit Information Group, that's not necessarily the case. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing December 19, 2010

More mobile users shopping via phone

Shoppers this holiday season aren't just researching and sharing product information via their mobile phones, they're making purchases, too. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing November 16, 2010

500 million mobile health app users by 2015

The long-awaited revolution in mobile healthcare services is on the horizon, according to new research by research2guidance, with apps reaching more than 30% of the estimated 1.4 billion smartphone subscribers worldwide by 2015.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing November 09, 2010

Akamai: European shoppers moving to m-commerce

Retailers across Europe need to develop their m-commerce strategies fast as many shoppers across the region plan on using their mobile devices for m-commerce in the next year.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing October 21, 2010

Mobile phones are the new on-the-go health reference

Internet users have long turned to the Internet to search and discuss their health issues. A new survey reveals now it's the turn of mobile phones to play a role in the maintenance and monitoring of a user's wellbeing.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing October 19, 2010

Teens let their fingers do the talking

Voice-calling is dropping among teens but texting sure isn't. Figures released by Nielsen found just how much message tapping the kids are engaging in - you'll be amazed.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing October 04, 2010

5 Ways to provide the mobile experience consumers want

With less than 100 shopping days to go before Christmas, marketers need to ensure all contact points with consumers are shipshape. Millions of consumers now use mobile devices to research, compare and locate purchases and now, more than ever, brands... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing October 01, 2010

Gomez: Slow-loading mobile Internet sites continue to turn off consumers

The mobile Internet is supposed to be a quick, on-the-go experience, but many mobile users continue to come up against slow-loading or non-functioning mobile websites, according to web performance monitoring firm, Gomez.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing September 03, 2010

Texting on the rise along with annoyance

More and more Americans are using their mobile devices to send text messages, yet are annoyed with the interruptions and rudeness of other texters. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing August 10, 2010

iPhone fever in U.K., Android in the wings

Android smartphones could well be on their way to "cool" status, despite a forecast that, by the end of 2012, one mobile device in every ten used in the U.K. will be an iPhone. ... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing May 21, 2010

Juniper forecasts surge in location-based service use

With more consumers using mobile Internet and mobile devices incorporating GPS receivers becoming more accessible, Juniper Research estimates that over a billion people will be using location-based local search and information services by 2014.... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 13, 2010

Consumers log on to satisfy appetite for edible bargains

Consumers have a voracious appetite for deals and are hungry for information on food purchases. According to Deloitte's latest food safety survey, many are logging on to research and purchase their groceries and dining experiences.... >>

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