Boku’s Eurotrip nets big mobile payment deals

Mobile payments start-up Boku has signed a deal with Telefonica, the huge mobile carrier with almost 300 million subscribers, who will use Boku to power its payment API for BlueVia, its global developer program. It comes a week after Boku secured deals with two French carriers.…

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Zong Offers Android Devs In-App Purchasing Tool

Developers looking to make a buck on Android in-app purchases will be heartened to hear that Papaya Mobile is the first to deploy Zong's in-app payment system for its social gaming platform. The deal opens a new era for Android developers waiting for in-app purchase solutions.…

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Mobilize 2010: To NFC or Not to NFC

On a panel of mobile payments providers at GigaOM's Mobilize 2010, everyone was happy to agree that mobile payments are finally getting their day in the sun due to the growth of smartphones, mobile application platforms, and the sheer market size of 5 billion phones.…

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Boku and Zong Launch In-App Android Payments

Zong and Boku, the mobile payments competitors, have found a new place to go head-to-head: the Android platform. Both companies are today announcing trials of support for in-app transactions on the iPhone, billed to users' mobile carriers securely.…

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Boku Muscles Up With Andreessen Horowitz

Mobile payments are an incredibly promising phenomenon, so much so that the top venture capital firms are lining up against each other for a fight. Now, the teams are basically complete, with newcomer VC firm Andreessen Horowitz taking its spot next to San Francisco-based Boku.…

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Zong Collects $15M for Mobile Payments

Here's a company you should be paying attention to, if you're not already: Zong, the mobile payments startup, said today it's raised $15 million in a round led by Matrix Partners and is now fully spun off from Switzerland-based Echovox.…

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