HouseTab combines mobile payments with a social network

HouseTab, a new mobile application that combines mobile payments with its own social network, has officially launched in New York City and Montauk in Long Island. Some 20 bars and restaurants in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Montauk initially are participating in...

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Bango holds Nexus 2012: ‘Making money from the mobile web’

Earlier this month, we at Bango held the latest in our long-running Nexus event series, in San Francisco. Bango Nexus is a prestigious, invite-only event that brings together key players shaping the mobile internet, and I’m glad to share some...

New Facebook app center launches

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

CTIA 2012: Sepomo looks to Latin American market

Madrid-based Sepomo is setting its sights on the Latin American market. Founder and CEO Mike Beattie took some time during this years CTIA Wireless conference in New Orlean, La. to discuss the company's plans. 

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Taxi software firm adds mobile payments app

Fleet management software firm T Dispatch will offer a mobile card payment app that uses a back-end payment processing system from London, U.K.-based Judo Payments. T Dispatch offers a cloud-based dispatch system for taxi, private hire and passenger transport fleets...

Facebook will test PayPal-like mobile payment service

Facebook has confirmed that it is set to test a new mobile payments product. According to a report on All Things Digital, the product would allow online shoppers to make purchases on mobile apps using their Facebook login information. Sources...

Braintree opens an office down under

The fight between payment gateway providers catering to developers is going global. Chicago-based Braintree, which offers developers simple payment integration for their apps, is going down under.

Indian zaakpay offers mobile developers new payment tools

Zaakpay is an Indian online payment gateway. Think of it as the Indian Braintree (or Stripe, if you prefer).

Mobile commerce and payment startup ZooZ closes $2M Series A round

Mobile commerce startup ZooZ has announced that it has closed a Series A round of funding for $2 million, bringing its total funding to $3.5 million. The current round was led by XSeed Capital and also included existing investors lool...

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...

MACH, payvia form carrier billing partnership

Direct carrier biller payvia and mobile services provider MACH have announced plans to form a partnership. Through the relationship, MACH will use payvia's footprint and relationships with wireless carriers to bring its carrier billing services to the U.S.,while payvia will...

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...

Powerball could become one huge freakin' mobile payment

Yes, there's actually a mobile payment story in tonight's $550 million PowerBall drawing. Denizens of the Twin Cities looking for a place to score a lottery ticket for the drawing will be able to buy a ticket using their mobile...

India gets a mobile wallet from MobiKwik

It's not just the U.S. market that is gaining a host of new mobile wallet players; the phenomenon is popping up worldwide.

Telefonica Deutschland rolls out mpass contactless payment

Telefónica Deutschland has today launched the mobile payment system mpass in Germany, starting with star filling stations in Hamburg. Star customers can now pay contactlessly by mobile phone — all they need is an mpass account and an NFC chip-embedded...

Adyen offers SoundCloud users a single-click option

Dutch mobile payment provider Adyen announced it has been selected to provide a single-click payment solution for social music service SoundCloud. Adyen's payment solution will give SoundCloud the ability to process payments securely worldwide in a number of currencies. SoundCloud...

New Smart TV app, mobile payment SDK from boxPay

BoxPAY, a mobile payment provider for web merchants and game developers, announced it is launching a new Smart TV mobile payment service to enable in-app and subscription payments, as well as a new Android SDK for in-app mobile payments. BoxPAY...

Paymentus introduces mobile billing, payment solution

Billing and payment tech company Paymentus has launched a new suite of customer billing and payment tools built specifically so that utilities and government and financial institutions can offer self-service options such as mobile and Web billing and payments. The...

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