Inviting nominations: Mobile Commerce Awards 2014

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Mobile Commerce Daily is inviting nominations for the Mobile Commerce Awards, the most prestigious recognition honoring outstanding mobile commerce and retail work by retailers, financial services institutions and transaction-focused marketers.

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Inviting opinion pieces on mobile commerce

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Mobile Commerce Daily is inviting opinion pieces on mobile commerce issues that affect retailers and marketers as they encourage shopping and transacting via mobile.

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Gap introduces wish lists, in-store Wi-Fi to boost holiday sales

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Clothing and accessories retailer Gap has introduced an omnichannel wish list solution for shoppers to compile items and share with family members via Twitter, Facebook and email and will be hosting free Wi-Fi in stores for customers’ convenience.

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Beacon-based rewards entice holiday shoppers in Atlanta suburb

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The city of Alpharetta, an Atlanta suburb, is leveraging mobile application Rately in its execution of beacon technology in numerous local retailers to promote and reward holiday shoppers.

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Does customer service have a place with self-sufficient mobile shoppers?

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Mobile shoppers have a reputation for wanting to be self-sufficient, but a new report suggests they may actually be in need of customer service, meaning mcommerce strategies could increasingly encompass features such as pop-up messages and prompts to initiate chat sessions.

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AsterRide takes on Uber in battle to lure consumers with convenience

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AsterRide, a mobile application-based taxi-hailing operation going head-to-head with market leader Uber, is leveraging consumers’ desire for convenience while supporting local cab and limo businesses.

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Has mobile really replaced TV as the first screen for consumers? – Mobile Marketer

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Mobile Marketer today – Has mobile really replaced TV as the first screen for consumers?; Dove, Kohl’s generate the most love on social media.

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Lexus muses on Santa’s magic in holiday campaign – Luxury Daily

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Luxury Daily today – Lexus muses on Santa’s magic in holiday campaign; Burberry fetes store opening with iPhone photography.

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Inviting opinion pieces on mobile commerce

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Mobile Commerce Daily is inviting opinion pieces on mobile commerce issues that affect retailers and marketers as they encourage shopping and transacting via mobile.

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Victoria’s Secret taps convergence between mobile messaging, commerce

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Victoria’s Secret is using an interactive mobile chat solution to allow users of its Pink Nation application to socialize with others and a messaging feature to provide exclusive access to the brand’s annual Fashion Show.

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Best Buy drives repeat visits during holidays with Ibotta app

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Best Buy is driving holiday shoppers back to its stores for repeat visits through exclusive cash-back offers in the Ibotta mobile savings application.

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Atlanta’s Midtown merchants enlist beacons for mobile loyalty program

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A handful of merchants located in Atlanta’s Midtown district are participating in a new beacon-based mobile rewards and payments program to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s young, tech-savvy residents.

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PayPal comes out punching with wearable payments

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Pebble smartwatch wearers can now make payments and receive payment notifications through online service PayPal and its mobile application, which shows the growing momentum of the wearable movement, anticipated to become a payment norm within a few years.

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