mCommerce

Will Google be launching mobile wallet in 2012

There are rumours that Google may be launching their mobile wallet in time for the Olympic in 2012. It is thought that they are in talks with UK retailers in order to extend its anticipated trials in the first quarter of 2012. The UK market seems

Mobile wallet

receptive to  eCommerce following Barclaycard’s ongoing contactless credit card roll out, Orange’s UK wallet and increased levels of e-commerce smartphone demand. It will be interesting to see how consumers feel, as surveys have shown how many people still have concerns about the security around mobile wallets. Personally, I feel these concerns will be addressed as it is in all parties interest to resolve the matter. However, we as consumers need to play our part and be aware of the risks and take out appropriate insurance which is already available to cover any losses associated using our mobiles as wallets.

So be sensible and your mobile phone hopefully will your ‘new flexible friend’ but like all new ideas and gadgets you need understand its advantages and disadvantages so you can get the most benefit from this new technology.

 

http://www.itpro.co.uk/637825/google-to-launch-wallet-in-uk

How do feel about more ads on your mobile?

 

 

We have all heard how popular smartphones have become and how much we are all using mobile broadband. But do you want more adverts on your mobile phone. I don’t about you I have an app on mine which gets rid of unwanted adverts. But advertisers are looking at ways of capitalizing on our increased use of smartphones. There is so much potential money to be made you can be sure we will see more mobile ads.

 

 

The question is do you want this? If you don’t what can you do about it? Well there are Apps available which will cut out ads on your mobile. These will block ads that are attached to some Apps you download. However, you must remember – there are no free meals in this world. Someone has to fund the free Apps you download – it is the advertisers. So there is a balance to be made. Banning all adverts will mean you have to pay more for your apps.

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Are small businesses in the UK making the best use of the Internet?

UK businesses are falling behind on the money to be made using the internet.

Research shows small firms in the UK make more than £36 billion a year through web related revenue, but many more are missing out on this business opportunity. As many as 46% of small businesses were not capitalising on the potential internet business, and over 30% are not investing in internet tools to help get into this business opportunity.

All this is made more difficult as UK broadband speeds fall behind those of our competitors despite the Government promise to invest and improve broadband speeds over the next 5 years. We are told nowby the government that by 2015 two thirds of UK will have access to faster broadband which is pleasing to hear. What they do not say is that only a few months ago this was stated as being 90% by 2015. EU goal is to have this by 2013, so we see already the UK is falling further and further behind. This cannot bode well for our future growth as a nation at time when our economy needs as much help as possible.

http://t.co/Ia6ddzi via @BroadbandExpert