Use of Mobile Tap and Pay Will Double in the Next Year, but Mainstream Mobile Wallet Adoption is Far Off
Last month, the stock prices of credit card networks jumped after Google announced the expansion of its Google Wallet. Google added Visa, American Express, and Discover to its mobile payment system, which already included MasterCard. With Google’s digital wallet, consumers can pay for goods and services by tapping their Smartphone to capable terminals, instead of swiping a credit card. Wall Street apparently likes the idea of the digital wallet, but
Mobile Wallet: Consumers Are Hesitant, but for Different Reasons
I just searched the phrase “mobile wallet wars” in Google and it returned over 1.8 million results. Mobile wallet is officially buzzing. To be dubbed a war suggests a certain intensity as competitors make a mad rush for territory (a.k.a. consumers). A lot is being talked about in this realm, and action is being taken, too. Google teamed up with a few partners including Citi and MasterCard to introduce Google
Mobile Intelligence: Where Mobile Adoption In Financial Services Stands Today
Image from Jakub Krechowicz/Shutterstock In our quarterly survey of approximately 1,200 financial product owners – Compete’s Mobile FS Intelligence survey – we seek to understand sentiment on the mobile channel across the banking, credit card, brokerage, and auto insurance industries. In this blog, I’ll share a little bit about where mobile adoption in financial services stands today. In terms of overall adoption, in Q2 2011 36% of financial service account
Introducing Compete Site Analytics
We released some exciting new features on compete.com yesterday. Not only did we roll out new capabilities for our Compete PRO members, we also improved the experience of the freely available version of Compete data. The goal is to provide you with an interface that clearly highlights those insights and makes them easy to view and comprehend. The image shown above is an example of a Site Analytics report for
The New Compete PRO
Today marks the launch of the new compete.com and Compete PRO experience. Our goal was to develop a simplified and more focused product that would better help you perform your daily tasks. That’s why we made these enhancements after talking to you, our users, and truly understanding how and why you use Compete PRO. There’s nothing that we care more about than enabling you to be successful in your business/role.
Are Early Adopters of Mobile Banking Satisfied?
When you follow the mobile wallet news, one of the first things you notice is that there is an enormous amount of investment in mobile banking services. It seems like banks and other financial services firms launch a new app every week. Even credit unions are in on the mobile action. Qualitatively, the investment seems disproportionate to the current adoption level. I can’t say I know anyone who uses mobile
Kantar Media Compete Names Scott Centurino Chief Operating Officer
Former CEO of Crimson Hexagon Will Oversee Company’s Rapid Growth in Digital Measurement Industry BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – Aug 3, 2011) – Kantar Media Compete today announced that Scott Centurino has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). Centurino, who will report to Compete’s president, Scott Ernst, will play an important role in managing the company’s growth as it expands its global footprint and digital measurement offerings. “Scott has a track
What Google Learned in 2010
Google Recently released a video which includes some interesting facts about what they learned by analyzing search behaviors in 2010. The data was compiled from over 60 research studies with the help of many partners, including Compete and OTX to better understand how consumers are utilizing the web. The research produced some pretty cool facts like: Google provides the most dating site search referrals 25% of new vehicle buyers utilize
Compete Releases Top Museum and Gallery Sites for July 2010
Online Behavior Shows That Museums and the Arts Are Still a Big Part of Summer Fun BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – September 8, 2010) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released its ranking of the top museum and gallery sites for July 2010 based on data from the company’s panel of more than two million US-based internet users. Making History Washington, D.C. is the epicenter for history museums, and summer trips
AMC TV: Repeat Mad Men Madness
I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of some of AMC TV’s original shows (particularly Breaking Bad and Mad Men), and I don’t think I’m the only one. A quick look at the winners at the 62nd Primetime Emmys last week shows how strongly acclaimed AMC’s dramas are right now. Breaking Bad lead, Bryan Cranston, won his third Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series,
Where In The World Is The Compete Team?
As one of the newest members of Compete, joining the office just three weeks ago, I initially thought Compete was just another ordinary company"¦ I soon found out that was hardly the case. One day a year (among many others), the Compete team takes a two hour break from analyzing data, crunching numbers, and working hard in the office, to break into teams of 10 and peruse the streets of