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Commerce Weekly: Mobile wallets and NFC get a global partnership platform

Vodafone to launch a mobile wallet, a startup mines the science of shopper behavior, and a kickstarter campaign to bring NFC to iOS.

Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. Vodafone partners up to launch a new mobile wallet platform Yet another mobile wallet is gearing up to hit the market in 2013. Vodafone announced a partnership with m-commerce company CorFire and digital…
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Commerce Weekly: Big data in retail

Big data and mobile are changing retail. NFC? Not so much.

Here are a few stories from the commerce space that caught my attention this week: Mom and pops sidelined by big data? Gary Hawkins at the Harvard Business Review took a look this week at marketing and research in the commerce space and argued that the costs associated with big data advantages may be wiping out the little guy….
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Commerce Weekly: Mobile commerce is on the rise globally

Commerce Weekly: Mobile commerce is on the rise globally

Survey shows consumers want mobile commerce, EU notes possible monopoly troubles, and commuters get app tickets.

TNS Global's Mobile Life Survey results are out, the EU is investigating a mobile wallet project, and Boston rail commuters soon can pay fares with their smartphones. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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Innovation from the Edges: PayPal Taps the Developer Community to Build Next-Gen Payment Apps

Innovation from the Edges: PayPal Taps the Developer Community to Build Next-Gen Payment Apps

Developer Challenge offers big prizes for best apps using new APIs

Two enduring tenets of Web 2.0 are “A platform beats an application every time” and “All the smart people don’t work for you.” Online payment giant PayPal took those bits of wisdom to heart and recently announced the PayPal X APIs, a new group of developer APIs designed to enable new applications that can more tightly integrate with PayPal services. To encourage developers to create some awesome applications with the APIs, PayPal is offering prizes $100,000 and $50,000 (in cash plus waived transaction fees) for the best new applications. We caught up with PayPal’s director for their Developer Network, Naveed Anwar, and he filled us in on what the new PayPal APIs bring to the table for application designers.

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