Walmart has acquired mobile app developer Small Society in a move that signals both the growing importance of mobile applications in the retail space and retailers’ desire to control as much of the mobile experience as possible.
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PayPal is testing an NFC mobile payments application at two stores in Sweden while it continues to look at other ways to provide access to its payments services.
Mobile deals will play an important role for PayPal next year as it continues to build a multifaceted retail technology solution to help retailers address the pain points in their businesses.
Android overtook iOS as the market share leader in mobile application downloads for the second quarter of 2011.
Mobile will play a big role for eBay as it migrates to an open ecommerce ecosystem that will enable developers to create new services and apps that enhance online and mobile shopping.
While PayPal provided some more color around its push into mobile payments last week, a lot of details are still missing, such as how it will enable in-store payments.
Lowe’s is deploying approximately 42,000 iPhones in its stores to make it easier for employees to help shoppers and complete transactions.
Mobile gaming is rapidly increasing and is expected to exceed $16 billion by 2016, according to a recent study by ABI Research.
EBay said mobile is accelerating thanks in part to PayPal’s growth, with the division posting its first billion-dollar revenue quarter.
With daily deals applications and mobile sites rapidly increasing, retailers and merchants are continously looking to target consumers whenever and wherever they are with offers. However, how much is too much?