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