A new report by ABI Research expects the m-commerce market to account for 24.4% of overall e-commerce revenue by the end of 2017.
It follows a period of particularly strong growth last year, when the amount of online mobile transactions doubled to $65.6 billion worldwide.
Elizabeth Lee of voanews.com writes:
Smart phones and tablet computers have become so popular that they are now a part of everyday life for many people around the world. These devices have also prompted an explosion of mobile applications. Hollywood is plugging in to this potentially profitable world of new technology.
Carphone Warehouse has published an interim management statement for the latest financial quarter, which ended on 30th June 2012. It says sales in its European business, although up 5.7% year-on-year to £776 million, were actually down 2% on a like-for-like basis.
Total connections in Europe were down 17.8% to just under 2 million.
Podcast - 30th July 2012
In today's podcast we're talking to Doug Suriano, Chief Technology Officer at mobile broadband solutions company Tekelec, about net neutrality.
Net neutrality is the principle that consumers are not restricted in the ways they're able to use their internet connection. The topic is often in the headlines, either because some governments may want to prevent their citizens from viewing certain types of information - or because of commercial restrictions.
Apple is planning to take over mobile and network security company AuthenTec in a deal that’s said to be worth around $356 million.
AuthenTec provides a variety of security solutions, from encryption technology to fingerprint sensors, for mobile phones and computers.