Global News Round-up – Week 4th June


Each week the MEF team curates mobile stories from around the world. Essential news, the latest market insight & data nuggets, the Global News Round-up offers an instant international mobile content & commerce snapshot

 Global News Stories

Digitally-driven shoppers most likely to be mobile: study

Mobile Commerce Daily

Consumers who rely on digital platforms to help with purchase decisions are also the shoppers most likely to use their mobile devices to do so, according to a new study from GroupM Next.

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Africa ‘is a significant contributor to global innovation’

Business Day Live

RESEARCH compiled by former communications director-general Andile Ngcaba’s firm Convergence Partners has shown that the continent “can and is making a significant contribution to global innovation”.

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Mobile wallets must advantage end-users

Transactions using in-store mobile wallets will hit €45 billion ($58.9 billion) in the European Union in 2017, but only if a wide range of non-payment services are developed, Berg Insight warns.

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Report: Starbucks driving most North American mobile wallet transactions

Fierce Mobile Content

Starbucks_Corporation_Logo_2011.svgNorth American consumers are on pace to spend $44 billion on in-store mobile wallet transactions in 2017, up from just $500 million in 2012, according to a new forecast issued by research firm Berg Insight.

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How Big Data Will Transform The Mobile Ecosystem

Business Insider

global mobile data traffic by deviceThe world is awash in data. CIBC, a Canadian bank, predicts that information-generation growth will increase 50 times over the next decade. IDC, a market research firm, similarly forecasts a 44-fold increase in data volumes between 2009 and 2020. Mobile is playing a large part in driving this explosion in data.

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Mobile Payment Transaction Values to Reach $235.4bn in 2013

Mobile Marketing Magazine

This year, mobile payment transaction values will reach a total $235.4bn (£153.8bn) worldwide, according to the latest forecasts from Gartner. That represents a year-on-year increase of 44 per cent, up from $163.1bn in 2012.

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iPhone now accounts for 4 out of every 10 smartphones in the US

Image representing iPhone as depicted in Crunc...


The latest numbers for the US market published by comScore depict a region dominated by two forces – Apple and Google – just as it has been for some time.

The firm’s sweep of smartphone subscriber market share for the months January to April 2013 peg Apple’s iPhone as the top handset, with a near 40 percent share of the market.

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2013 Internet Trends

slide-5-638The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio.

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Low speed is what most worries the Brazilian mobile Internet, says survey


English: Opera Software corporate logo

The low-speed mobile internet connection is the main problem related to this service in the opinion of Brazilian consumers. The problem was cited by 70% of about five thousand users of the Opera Mini browser interviewed for the annual study conducted by Opera Software…

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Global News Round-up – These articles are not written by MEF and do not represent any views of individuals, members or the organisation.

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