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Mobile Commerce Insider Week in Review: To Serve Mobile Man

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October 04, 2014

Mobile Commerce Insider Week in Review: To Serve Mobile Man

By Steve Anderson
Contributing TMCnet Writer

This week mobile commerce had plenty of news emerge into the field, as is commonly the case, but this week was particularly noteworthy in that much of the news had a particular focus on services. It was all about serving others this week, and though some might start thinking about cookbooks from the Twilight Zone, indeed, this week had a clear focus on to serve mobile man. But with a weekend afoot, it's a great time to take a step back and consider the wider implications of these new services, which we'll do just now with our Week in Review coverage!

First, we had a look at how restaurants were doing when it came to mobile performance, and for the most part, the news wasn't good. A quarterly report from the Search Agency, titled “The Mobile Experience Scorecard – Restaurants & Catering”, showed that while there was clear progress toward mobile optimization for restaurants, loading speed was still a problem as sites took over a minute to load.

Next we got a look at Sonus Networks' new additions to the product line, specifically, the Sonus PSX Software Edition (S We) and the Sonus DSC S We. With these two systems available, businesses can more readily add Sonus' material to current systems, allowing for ready access to network functions virtualization (NFV) systems, ranging all the way up to fully-featured policy engines or even diameter signaling controller (DSC) co-resident.

With all the news emerging about different products and services in the field, it's not surprising to see that, on the whole, mobile commerce is changing, and a recent study from Mitek suggested that there was likely to be a big change in particular soon, specifically, for commerce to go from the written word to pictures. Mitek advanced the concept that, perhaps, the camera could serve more purposes than just snapping selfies, and suggested it could be used for banking, healthcare forms, and a variety of other tasks.

Then we had a look at a new partnership between Globalstar (News - Alert) Inc. and Broadband Botswana Internet that would bring about a new Globalstar gateway in Gaborone. With a new gateway constructed, area users will get access to the complete array of Simplex services from Globalstar, starting with personal tracking, commercial tracking, monitor functions and many more. The gateway is set to be up and running by the end of the year.

Finally, the growth of Bitcoin has brought with it a new service from Robocoin, the Robocoin Wallet. Robocoin Wallet is set to accomplish several purposes at once, from improving overall accessibility to Bitcoin to providing a better means to take advantage of Robocoin's line of Bitcoin ATM systems in place. With the aid of a global kiosk network—said to be the first of its kind in Bitcoin—the use of such systems becomes much easier and more users can get in on the action.

That was the week that was in mobile commerce, and for those looking for more services, this was a week to remember. With all manner of new services coming into play, those who don't feel well-served are likely in slim company. Our global online community, meanwhile, was right out in front of the service possibilities, and offered a great look at all the latest news in the field. Be sure to join us back here next week for all the latest news in the field, and every weekend as well for our Week in Review coverage!

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