Penetration Still Lags in Mexico's Emerging Ecommerce Market
Ecommerce in Mexico expanded faster than
anticipated in 2012, spurred by widespread increases in internet and mobile
usage. But online purchasing is far less common in Mexico than in other large
Latin American markets, and nowhere near maturity, according to a new eMarketer
report, “Mexico Ecommerce: Delivering Value to a Growing Digital Population.”
payments to be launched in Taiwan
The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) of Taiwan approved
the formation of a joint venture to run a platform enabling mobile payment
applications for smartphones.
A consortium of five leading domestic telecom
carriers and a non-contact payment card provider aims to jointly run Trusted
Service Management (TSM), a platform enabling mobile payments
through near-field communications (NFC).
loses nearly 2.7 mln mobile lines in 2012
Spain shed over 2.7 million mobile lines in
2012. Fixed broadband was the only market that grew in 2012, with net adds
totaling 416,000. The number of fixed broadband lines increased by 3.7 percent
year-on-year, mainly boosted by alternative operators. The fixed telephone
market decreased in 2012 for the fifth consecutive year.
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increasingly prefer online shopping to mall visits
ACCORDING to a new PayPal survey conducted by GfK to measure the
changing ways that consumers shop and pay, Malaysians plan to do nearly half
(46%) of all their holiday shopping online this year, which the two companies
said would save consumers 36 hours of their time.
Two-thirds of Malaysians shoppers expect
to shop three or more times a month on their mobile devices this festive
- Nearly six out of ten festive shoppers
actively search social networks for shopping deals and promotions