El 64% de los consumidores aumentaría el uso del comercio móvil si se incrementaran los métodos de pago – @mma_spain


El 64% de los consumidores aumentaría el uso del comercio móvil si se incrementaran los métodos de pago

Según un estudio realizado por SAP, los consumidores quieren más comercio móvil a través de sus teléfonos, por lo que piden más interacciones a bancos, telcos, retail y utilities.

De forma generalizada, los consumidores quieren más servicios de comercio móvil a través de sus teléfonos, aunque los elementos que contribuyen a una mayor adopción de la compra por Internet y las barreras que se encuentran, varían entre los distintos países y las diferentes industrias, según indican los resultados del estudio. Los mercados emergentes como Sudáfrica, Arabia Saudí y China muestran una mayor predisposición al cambio, dado que el 96% de los participantes han expresado su deseo de usar su móvil para comprar bienes o servicios, frente al 59% en mercados maduros.

En líneas generales, el estudio muestra que los consumidores serían más proclives a aumentar el uso de los servicios de comercio móvil si tuvieran más opciones de métodos de pago (64%), si los pagos a través del móvil fueran aceptados por más comercios minoristas (51%), si recibieran actualizaciones sobre el estado de sus pedidos de forma regular (41%) y si se incentivaran más por parte de las marcas y servicios (32%). Leer más “El 64% de los consumidores aumentaría el uso del comercio móvil si se incrementaran los métodos de pago – @mma_spain”

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  • Spot the International Space Station with new NASA serviceUS space agency NASA has announced a new service to help earthlings spot the International Space Station when it is overhead.  | >>>>

  • OPINION – Ireland’s public sector needs greater direction on legal implications of cloud computingIreland’s public service needs to develop a greater understanding of the legal implications of cloud computing in terms of where the data resides, argues Dr Bob Strunz from the University of Limerick.  | >>>>

TomTom navigation app coming to Android in October | vía theverge.com


By Tom Warren  | theverge.com

TomTom has announced that it is previewing an Android version of its popular navigation software at IFA 2012 this week. The Android app, set to debut in October, will include lifetime map updates, IQ route planning, lane guidance, and spoken street names. TomTom will also offer its HD Traffic and Speed Cameras packages as in-app purchases within the Android application. Leer más “TomTom navigation app coming to Android in October | vía theverge.com”

Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social | by jeffbullas.com


 

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The web today is continuing to grow at an astonishing rate and it’s not just the humans that are becoming connected at accelerating rates but  ’things’.

This month non-human objects such as GPS devices and Broadband TV’s are coming online in greater numbers in the last 3 months with AT&T and Verizon than new human subscribers according to research analyst Chetan Sharma.Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social

So you thought social networking was the center of the web growth universe?

That laptop that is placed conveniently at arms length from your bed is not the the only connected device that is making an impact on the way we live, interact, work, socialize and play.

Even though our web social interaction has picked up at a fierce pace with Facebook, Twitter and You Tube being our most popular social media interaction channels of choice the ‘things’ we use are having micro chips attached and are being linked and networked via the internet into the world wide webs backbone and nervous system.

So what are some of the facts and figures and predictions that will impact our social web and how we will use the Internet over the next few years and decades.

  • The number of devices are that are connected to the Internet is expected to pass 5 billion later this month according to IMS research (this includes digital picture frames, cameras and ebook readers)
  • Predictions are that by 2020 that the number of  connected ‘things’ will surpass 22 billion
  • Currently over 1 billion computers worldwide are regularly connected to the internet
  • Internet connected phones have now passed 1 billion (exceeding the number of computers) and growing far more rapidly
  • By 2020 there is predicted to be 6 billion cell phones with most being connected to the net

This 5 minute video from IBM will give you some perspective on this fast growing world of the Internet of things. Leer más “Why The Web Is Becoming Less Social | by jeffbullas.com”

Facebook lanza un centro de aplicaciones para iOS y Android


 

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La aplicación de Facebookpara dispositivos móviles Android y iOS va a sorprender a sus usuarios. La red social acaba de lanzar un App Center en las tiendas de Apple y Android, y también en el propio Facebook.com.

Hace tiempo que se conocen las intenciones de Facebook de lanzar un app center propio, ya que lo anunció el pasado mes de mayo, y ya está disponible como actualización en las tiendas de aplicaciones.

Con esta nueva estrategia, los usuarios podrán personalizar su aplicación Facebook en dispositivos móviles. Además, parece que la compañía no tiene previsto hacer que estas aplicaciones sean de pago ya que desde Facebook han asegurado que “no quieren llamarlo ‘tienda’”.

El App Center se ha lanzado con más de 600 aplicaciones sociales, entre las que se encuentran Nike+ GPS, Ubisoft Ghost Recon Commander, Stitcher Radio, Draw Something y Pinterest. Según Facebook, “sólo se verán aplicaciones de alta calidad en el App Center, basándose en las tasas de usuarios y engagement”

 

Tecnología en los coches – infografía


Vehículos coches infografía

El cinturón de seguridad, introducido por Volvo en1959, y el airbag, por General Motors a principios de los 60, ya tienen más de 50 años. Sin embargo, abrieron el camino para que hoy la tecnología sea un elemento más de los muchos presentes en los vehículos destinados al gran público.

Así, actualmente pueden ser utilizadas cámaras queayudan a la hora de aparcar (e incluso sistemas de autoaparcado), comandos de voz o aplicaciones para teléfonos inteligentes.

De todos modos, la pantalla más común (y tal vez más práctica) es el GPS, que cada vez empieza a ser más fácil ver de serie en los coches.

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Vehículos coches infografía

Infografía: Allianz.

The 25 Best Android Apps for Business


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Have you decked out your Droid with business apps yet? If not, take heed: Google Android phones still have a ways to go in terms of business functionality. But there are a few promising apps already. Here are some of the best Android apps for business we could find.

While the apps below are good, expect to see many improvements from developers in the coming year.

25. Phonebook

Manage your contacts through this slick app, which lets you see missed calls, unread emails, text message, and upcoming birthdays by contact. Also lets you upload a photo of your contact. Handy if you have trouble keeping your contacts straight.

24. Sprite Android Backup


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Prevention is the best medicine for system health. Back up and restore your system using thiscomprehensive $5 app.

23. Google Voice

Use a unique phone number for this VoIP service. It transcribes your voicemails, gives you free text messages, integrates with your phone’s address book, and offers cheap international calls. Like Skype, but Googlified.

22. Cab4Me

If you’re a business traveler, this free app, which finds cab companies near your GPS location, can help keep you out of a jam. Cab company listings include user reviews and contact information.

21. The Weather Channel

This handy app offers the kinds of in-depth forecasts you would expect from the Weather Channel. Features include live video. The app automatically updates your location through your phone’s GPS.

20. Astro File Manager


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An app like Astro’s is essential for keeping your machine healthy. This free program keeps your files and system performance in check. It backs up your apps to a memory card, lets you see what processes are running, how much memory your systems is using, and CPU usage.

19. Stocks


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This free app piggybacks on Google Finance data to show you quotes and trends. Covers markets around the world.

18. Talk to Me

An excellent travel survival tool. Say something in one language, and it talks back to you in another. Current languages include English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian. Best of all, it’s free.

17. Greed


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Greed lets you read your RSS feeds without opening a browser. Stay up on news, blogs, and your industry quickly and easily.

16. TripIt

If you’re a frequent traveler, TripIt is your friend. It organizes flight, hotel, restaurant, and other itinerary information in an easy-to-read form. Also helps you find and contact places on the road through directions and contact info. Leer más “The 25 Best Android Apps for Business”