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River Island extends mcommerce reach with Kindle app

October 31, 2014

Fashion retailer River Island has launched a Kindle version of its mcommerce application, making it one of the first major retailers to extend its reach to the Amazon-owned platform.

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Wireless carriers could withdraw from NFC payments: report

October 29, 2014

While the launch of Apple Pay and Host Cost Emulation promise to boost near field communications-based payments, one group that is likely to see its role diminish is wireless carriers, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

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How not accepting Apple Pay could backfire for retailers

October 28, 2014

With mobile payments already struggling to catch on, the recent face-off between Apple Pay and CurrentC, a payments and loyalty platform developed by a consortium of retailers, could further stall adoption and end up costing merchants customers.

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Retailers struggle to balance quality images, mobile performance: report

October 27, 2014

Most mobile pages are not meeting users’ performance expectations, with the rush to embrace responsive Web design partially responsible, according to a new report from Radware.

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Urban Outfitters tackles thorny in-app product search challenge

October 23, 2014

While many retailers are still struggling with in-app product search, Urban Outfitters is addressing the challenge head-on with new filters, sorters and search capabilities designed to make it easier to quickly find merchandise.

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App reliability on Halloween could influence Cyber Monday sales: report

October 23, 2014

A bad experience with a retailer’s mobile application while shopping for Halloween would negatively impact the likelihood of returning on Cyber Monday for 71 percent of Americans, according to a new report from Soasta.

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Use of mobile doubles for researching and completing online purchases: report

October 21, 2014

In the past year, Internet shopping via a PC or laptop dropped from 78 percent to 63 percent, while the use of smartphones doubled from 8 percent to 15 percent and tablets from 5 percent to 10 percent, according to a new report from GfK.

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EBay’s mobile dominance at risk as growth fails to keep up

October 17, 2014

EBay needs to start adding more mobile customers if it is to keep up with mobile growth worldwide and hold onto its leadership role in the space.

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Walmart to boost mobile prowess as digital investment grows

October 16, 2014

Walmart’s intention to step up investment in digital and ecommerce initiatives is likely to include a heavy dose of mobile as the retailer builds on recent successes such as Savings Catcher and looks for new ways to transform the shopping experience for smartphone users.

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Twitter may have advantage over Facebook in mobile payments

October 15, 2014

The role of social media giants Twitter and Facebook in mobile payments is expanding even as Apple Pay’s launch looms.

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