Smart City projects have gained momentum over the last decade, as more municipalities across North American have launched a wide variety of digital transformation initiatives. That said, some cities have achieved significant outcomes that enable them to improve services for citizens.
Source: Digital Lifescapes
eMarketer estimates the value of U.S. proximity mobile payment transactions will total $49.29 billion in 2017 — that’s up 78.1% from last year. Though the growth rate will remain in double digits through the forecast period, it will slow down to 23.9% in 2021.
The transaction value of U.S. mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payments will grow 55% this year to $120.38 billion, and that will double by 2021. In 2017, 63.5 million U.S. adults will use a P2P payment app at least once a month.
According to eMarketer’s latest forecast on digital and mobile travel. This year, digital travel sales in the U.S. will reach $189.62 billion, 40 percent of which will come from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
The 2017 American Express Digital Payments Survey shows that consumers are increasingly relying on online and mobile technology to make purchases, opening new opportunities for merchants to reach more customers and grow revenue.
Source: American Express
Sales of robots in North America have surged by 32% in the last year, and that’s after a record year in 2016. It’s the robotics industry’s strongest ever first-quarter results, according to the Robotics Industries Association.
Source: World Economic Forum