SLA Mobile and Zain win the Consumer Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2015 (Press Release)


SLA Mobile and Zain have been awarded the Consumer Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards for improving mobile customers experience through Direct Operator Billing.


How to fight mobile app piracy

Mobile apps are powerful, cool and ubiquitous. And criminals are finding they are also vulnerable.

Child excesses test in-app mobile payments

Parental finger-wagging falls short, but lawsuits do not mean game over ... yet

Boku brings new carrier billing option to 300M gamers

Carrier biller partners with online gaming platform Bigpoint.

Amazon's bi-modal purchasers

Amazon seems to think that there is a market for virtual coins. The company revealed the possibility of a customer buying apps or in-app purchases with their credit card or virtual coins.

Which app stores keep their developers happy?

Bango survey on app store payment processes takes the temperature of the global developer community.

BancBox makes everyone a bank

Through its new platform, BancBox gives developers flexibility in integrating payment transactions.

New Facebook app center launches

Facebook launches portal for users to discover, download mobile apps.

BOKU inks T-Mobile agreement

Direct carrier biller signs agreement to provide payment services to wireless provider's subscribers.

Google telling game developers to 'Use Google Wallet or else'

(UPDATED) Search giant reportedly tells developers to use its payment method or see games banned from Google Play.

Paytoo growing through partnerships in Latin America

Paytoo to offer services to Central and South America by teaming with local providers

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Bitcoin price spikes on Zynga test

Bitcoin prices passed $1,000 on Monday, Jan.

La Caixa to distribute virtual prepaid cards

Spanish bank la Caixa will be the first online distributor in Spain of virtual gift cards and digital content code numbers (PINs) for leading brands such as Spotify, Xbox and Sony PlayStation. Barcelona-based la Caixa said it is also the...

Onebip wins European Games Group mobile payments deal

The mobile payments company Onebip has been selected by European Games Group as the exclusive provider of mobile payments for its games in key European countries, including the U.K., France, Greece and Poland. Owned by Rome-based Neomobile, Onebip provides mobile...

Buy Game Credit, txtNation pair up to enable mobile payments for Xbox games

The direct carrier billing and messaging company txtNation has a new arrangement with that lets the gaming company accept mobile payments for Xbox points and Gold Memberships. According to a news release from txtNation, the points can be used...

Fortumo, MNO partner to enable mobile payments for Ukrainian gamers

The mobile payments company Fortumo has formed a partnership with Kyivstar, the second-largest mobile operator in Central and Eastern Europe, to allow 25 million Kyivstar customers to make payments in games and applications in the MNO's App Club app store...

PayPay now a mobile payment option across Samsung universe

PayPal has a new partnership with Samsung that will help developers and users pay and get paid for mobile content such as apps, e-books and more. In an announcement, PayPal said it has been working with developers since 2009 to...

FICO launches mobile game to educate Brazilians about credit

FICO, the predictive analytics and decision-management software company that is known for providing credit scores in the U.S., has released a mobile game to provide financial education to Brazil's 30 million smartphone users. The company's "Missão: Positivo" game lets consumers...

Study looks at mobile, other pay choices of gamers

Global consumers are increasingly turning to alternative payment methods instead of credit or debit cards to purchase video games, according to research findings from WorldPlay, a provider of payment and risk services. According the white paper "Video Games Payment Preferences,"...

Boku expands reach of carrier billing to the PlayStation

To this point, direct carrier billing, where consumers place their digital purchases on their monthly phone bill, has been a tool for buying mobile content and providing app developers a convenient, seamless payment experience for consumers using smartphones and tablets....

BilltoMobile powers purchases for online gaming company NCSOFT

Carrier biller BilltoMobile is providing services in North America for massive multiplayer online company NCSOFT . The company has been providing mobile payment services to NCSOFT's Korean operations for more than a decade. Using the BilltoMobile option, gamers can purchase...

Fortumo snags new funding, new carrier partners

Carrier biller Fortumo has received a hefty investment from Intel Capital and Greycroft Partners. The amount of funding wasn't announced, but TechCrunch reported it's around $10 million. "We have been impressed with Fortumo's strong product focus and ability to execute," said Dana Settle, a partner with Greycroft, in a statement.

WorldPay to support mobile game developer Playtox

Russian mobile game developer Playtox announced an agreement with WorldPay, a provider of payment processing, risk mitigation and alternative payments. With the deal, WorldPay will offer a payment gateway and merchant acquiring services to Playtox. Playtox CEO Artem Zinoviev said...

Amazon mints its own virtual currency

To encourage developers to create content for its Kindle Fire devices, Amazon is making it easier for them to monetize their products. To that end, the company has announced that it is introducing a new virtual currency that consumers can...

Carrier biller mopay offering loyalty, CRM tools

Direct carrier biller mopay is making its payment platform more useful to merchants, adding functionality that includes a mobile loyalty management suite. Merchants will have access to customer relationship management, loyalty and gamification tools, as well as a new feature...

Windows 8 gets some carrier billing support through Fortumo

Direct carrier biller Fortumo will support Windows 8 apps, making it the first mobile payment company to do so. The company already provides in-app payment support for the Android and web apps of more than 70,000 online merchants in more...

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Millions of online gamers around the world are enhancing their experiences by purchasing virtual goods and services with real money.