The January/February issue of the monthly trends bulletin from the NFC World team's business intelligence service examines the impact on the mobile wallet market of the new Facebook Card, the arrival of NFC in the home and the latest mobile wallet business developments from around the world.
The January/February edition of Mobile Wallet Outlook, the monthly market trends bulletin for subscribers to The Mobile Wallet Report, has been published today.
In this 20-page issue:
- We take an in-depth look at the Facebook Card, the social network's innovative new payments product, and look at how Facebook could leverage the new card to create a platform for entering the mobile wallet arena.
- We examine the arrival of NFC in the home, with the introduction at the world's most important consumer electronics show of a range of new products that can be connected via NFC to consumers' mobile phones. Sony, LG and Panasonic are amongst the major companies now building NFC into everything from TVs to cameras, fridges, cookers and more.
- We report on the most important developments from around the mobile wallet world, including news from Disney, MCX, Amazon, Starbucks, Alibaba, Rakuten and more.
Readers can find out more about The Mobile Wallet Report, including details of the reports we have published to date and how to subscribe here.
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