Mobile Payments are on the Rise, With PayPal and Retail Apps Dominating

When it comes to mobile payments, PayPal upset the cart for banks and other retail financial service providers such as Western Union. But PayPal’s strong mobile payment market share is increasingly threatened by the likes of Apple, Google, Samsung and major retail chains, as new research from Parks Associates illustrates. The latter are making use of ¨white label¨ mobile payment apps that mobile app developers have opened up to them for branding. Continue reading

In-Home Roaming: Smartphones, Tablets Account for 30% of Home Network Traffic

In-home use of mobile devices, also known as home roaming, continues to increase in North American households as viewers turn to smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for entertainment and communications, according to a Sandvine Global Internet Phenomena Report Spotlight released Aug. 24. Continue reading