Tap2Pay enters in-app billing competition

More options for mobile developers to monetize their content: Mobile payment provider Text2Pay today announced its new in-app payment product for the Android operating system, Tap2Pay. According to Text2Pay, developers can integrate the Tap2Pay payment widget into their application with...

PaymentOne adds Telefónica Germany to roster of wireless partners

Direct carrier biller PaymentOne is getting on the Telefónica bandwagon. The company announced today it has entered into a direct carrier billing relationship with Telefónica Germany, a unit of global telecom giant Telefónica SA. Telefónica announced earlier this week its...

Telefónica and BlueVia select BOKU as billing partner

BlueVia, the global developer program of wireless giant Telefónica, today announced the release of a new billing API that lets developers and merchants link in-app payments to mobile operator bills without additional authentication. BlueVia also selected direct carrier biller BOKU Inc.

DIMOCO makes direct carrier billing available across Austria

DIMOCO, a provider of mobile transaction processing in Central and Eastern Europe, announced it is now offering direct carrier billing for all four mobile network operators in that country. According to the company's release, carrier billing has only been available...

BOKU reaches all of France with two new deals

Thirty-two million French cellphone subscribers now have an easier way to pay for content on their phones. Direct carrier biller BOKU announced today it has expanded its services to French carriers Bouygues Telecom and SFR.

Arkansas focuses mobile apps on state's underserved

Outreach to the underbanked isn't just for developing economies anymore. Asian site FutureGov features a post on Arkansas' outreach efforts to its poorer residents via mobile apps.

PaymentOne processes $5 billion in payments

No one seems to have told direct carrier biller PaymentOne that mobile payments hasn't arrived yet.

ParkMobile to offer mobile payment parking in Nashville

Parkmobile USA Inc. announced that motorists in downtown Nashville, Tenn., will be able to pay for parking using apps on their iPhones, BlackBerrys and Android smartphones.

NYC to test mobile payments on parking meters

According to the New York Post, New York City drivers can soon look forward to feeding the meter by phone. The city is going to test "pay-by-phone" parking meters. The new meters will warn motorists when time is running out...

Zong snapped up by eBay, added to PayPal

Online auction company eBay Inc. announced it completed its acquisition of direct carrier biller Zong.

NCR tries new kiosk/mobile bill payment solution in Middle East, Africa

NCR Corp. announced it is launching the NCR SelfServ Bill Pay Kiosk hardware, software and managed services payment solution with SIM card dispensing in the Middle East and Africa region. The self-service solution enables consumers to purchase SIM cards, top...

txtNation to provide direct carrier billing services

Mobile billing provider and SMS aggregator txtNation announced its direct carrier billing services are now available to providers looking to monetize their content and digital services. The company also announced services will be deployed first in Ireland and that partnerships with O2 and Vodafone have already been announced.

Net1 to provide mobile virtual cards to Mexican bank

South African alternative payment provider Net1 UEPS Technologies Inc. announced it has signed a contract with Banamex bank to deliver a mobile virtual card application designed for card-not-present (CNP) transactions.

Indian mobile payment company Beam investing $113 million to expand

Indian mobile payment service Beam is expanding its services across India and is planning to invest Rs 500 crore ($113 million) to fund the expansion, according to techcircle.in. The article says the funds are coming from overseas investors. Beam provides money transfer services from prepaid accounts using a mobile phone.

First Choice Power offers customers mobile payment option

Texas-based First Choice Power announced a new payment option for some of its energy customers. Those customers on a prepaid plan will now be able to use their mobile devices to pay for their service through First Choice’s QuickPay mobile...

South African bank expands mobile payment service to small businesses

Absa, South Africa’s largest consumer bank, announced it is expanding its CashSend mobile payment product to meet the needs of small business customers, according to South African news outlet The New Age. The new commercial service, called CashSend Plus, is...

BilltoMobile goes global

Direct carrier biller BilltoMobile announced that its services will soon have a global reach, giving its U.S. merchants access to billions of mobile subscribers in the EU, Asia and South America.

TransFirst joins mobile POS market with PayFox

Payment processor TransFirst announced it is entering the mobile point of sale market with the launch of its PayFox application.

NRF: Paying by phone made easy

New IBM technology allows consumers to pay for their in-store products using their smart phones. The company launched the self-checkout system last week at the National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York City. We stopped by the booth to...

Indian metro deploys bill-pay kiosks

Commuters can now pay cell phone bills or top phones off before hopping onto the Metro in New Delhi, according to the Times of India. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently installed multi-service payment kiosks at 20 stations throughout the...

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