Global News Round-up – Week 24th 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

Santander Mexico extends to payment service via mobile phones and tablets


Mobile Money LatAm

Santander Mexico has launched a collection service through a small card reader that is connected to phones and tablets, a system that aims to help small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Juniper Study Finds Mobile Malware Grew 600 Percent, Targets Android Most


All Things D

The number of malware programs masquerading as legitimate mobile apps grew by more than 600 percent in 2012, according to a new survey by the networking company Juniper.

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Apple finally charts iOS fragmentation, and it puts Android to shame



The fragmentation situations of Android and iOS couldn’t be any more different — or more embarrassing for Google. Aping Google, Apple has finally started charting the state of iOS fragmentation on its public developer page, and, well, that fragmentation doesn’t actually exist.

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The Solution That Will Lead The Mobile Payments Revolution

Business Insider

The mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a move away from fixed-point, card-based transactions and toward those completed on mobile. The old dream of the “digital wallet” is coming true in a very particular mobile-led fashion. With more than $3.95 trillion of non-cash transaction volume recorded in the U.S. alone in 2011, the stakes are high in this space.

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India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S.

Indian Flag Wallpapers (7)

Tech Crunch

India pushed past Japan to become the third largest global smartphone market in Q1, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. The analyst notes it’s the first time ever that India has moved up into third place. The top two worldwide markets for smartphones remain China and the U.S.

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Retailers primarily use mobile to drive loyalty, not transactions: report

kroger-small-optMobile Commerce Daily

A recent survey of 100 retailers by EPiServer found that 46 percent of those with a mobile strategy in place and 74 percent of those planning to launch one soon say they are using mobile primarily to increase customer loyalty or provide a more personalized experience for customers.

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Privacy Groups Mobilize to Monitor Kids Sites and Apps


Stricter children’s online privacy rules go into effect July 1, and privacy groups are getting ready to make sure websites and mobile apps targeting kids under 12 toe those newly drawn lines.

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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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