Articles Tagged ‘ABI Research’


Are reports of Google Wallet’s struggles premature?

March 23, 2012

Reports suggesting that Google is rethinking its Google Wallet are based on revelations that two executives recently departed the project and that the search giant is scrambling to sign deals with wireless carriers to offer its mobile wallet. However, at least one analyst says Google Wallet is on track with where it should be.

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VeriFone expects $10B in mobile payments as merchants embrace wireless solutions

March 21, 2012

VeriFone is seeing significant uptake of its mobile payments services by merchants and now expects its annual run rate to exceed $10 billion.

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PayPal courts merchants, mobile users with new payments services

March 16, 2012

PayPal introduced new services for both consumers and merchants this week as it continues to focus on building a digital payments business with mobile as a key component.

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How will mobile payments play by Walmart, Target affect Google Wallet, Isis?

March 5, 2012

Walmart, Target and other retailers are reportedly collaborating on their own mobile payments system that would compete with Google Wallet and Isis.

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Are retailers ready for mobile payments?

March 1, 2012

There has been a flurry of news related to mobile payments of late but two very important stakeholders have been mostly absent from the announcement: retailers and handset manufacturers.

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Mobile app revenue growing, but support needed from Google, developers

February 21, 2012

Total mobile app revenues from pay-per-download, in-app purchase, subscriptions, and in-app advertising will soar over the next five years, growing from $8.5 billion in 2011 to $46 billion in 2016, according to a new report from ABI Research.

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NFC vs. cloud-based payments: Which will reach scale first?

February 14, 2012

Following a flurry of announcements around NFC-enabled mobile payments last year from Google and Isis, there has been very little news on the NFC front so far this year while cloud-based payments such as is offered by PayPal appear to be picking up some steam.

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Amazon Appstore customers nearly triple in fourth quarter

February 2, 2012

In its latest financial results released this week, Amazon revealed that the number of customers for the Amazon Appstore nearly tripled in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter.

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Can Target discourage price comparison shopping?

January 25, 2012

With price comparison shopping increasingly popular these days, Target wants to discourage its customers from engaging in this activity by asking vendors to support in-store purchases with exclusive merchandise and better prices.

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Groupon bets on mobile, partners with Deutsche Telekom

January 11, 2012

Groupon partners with Deutsche Telekom in a bet that mobile will play a key role in helping it continue to grow.

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