SLA Mobile celebrates 10 years in business

The Belfast, Northern Ireland-based technology solutions and consultancy company SLA Mobile is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. SLA opened on Sept. 23, 2003, as a professional services and software development business in the mobile ecosystem.

Streaming-on-demand music provider Rhapsody taps BilltoMobile for mobile payments solution

Direct carrier billing has typically offered a certain appeal to brands like Facebook and Zynga that sell high-margin virtual currency. More recently, however, firms with tighter-margin but high-value products — think streaming media — are also feeling the need to...

After UK rollout, Sony and Boku will introduce carrier billing in US

Months after reaching a deal to let U.K. consumers buy content on Sony devices, Sony and Boku will bring the arrangement to the United States.

Mobistar extends direct carrier billing to Google Play

Belgian Android device users can now buy apps, games, music and e-books from the Google Play store and pay through their monthly Mobistar bill or via prepaid credit card, the company announced. Mobistar said it is the only Belgian mobile...

Singapore telco will let users pay for Google Play store apps via monthly phone bill

Customers of SingTel, a mobile phone provider in Singapore, will soon be able to pay for Android apps from Google's Play store through their monthly bill. According to The Straits Times, SingTel is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to...

Webinar on carrier billing now available on demand

The webinar “Beyond Bandwidth: Opening New Revenue Through Carrier Billing” is now available for viewing on demand. The app economy continues to grow at an explosive rate, with some predictions putting it close to $25 billion worldwide. But as it...

Swiss firm Lotaris also strikes deal with Fortumo for direct carrier billing

Switzerland-based software licensing solution company Lotaris announced today it has partnered with mobile payments company Fortumo for carrier billing on Windows 8 and Windows Phones. Carrier billing by Fortumo will enable developers using Lotaris' in-app Commerce solution to charge end-users...

Fortumo completes China coverage with China Unicom and China Telecom deals

Mobile payments provider Fortumo today announced direct carrier billing agreements with China Unicom and China Telecom. Together with an earlier partnership with China Mobile, Fortumo is now the first and only mobile payments provider that can provide mobile operator billing...

Partners Mobile-XL and payvia offer mobile payment option for feature phones in developing markets

Carrier biller provider payvia has announced a partnership with Mobile-XL, a browsing platform for feature phones that offers access to digital services such as Facebook, Twitter and email. Mobile-XL targets markets in Africa and India, using SMS as a data channel.

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....

Amdocs links 50M Indonesian wireless customers to carrier billing

Amdocs, a provider of customer service and billing software, announced a deal with Indonesian mobile provider XL Axiata to provide direct carrier billing for app stores to the carrier's 50 million subscribers. The partnership means XL Axiata is the first...

Fortumo offers Cubie users a direct carrier billing option

Direct carrier billing will be making it easier for "Cubiers" to make purchases while chatting on their mobile devices. Cubiers are users of the Cubie chat app, and thanks to Cubie's integration of Fortumo's direct carrier billing platform, they can...

Apple piques more speculation with another mobile payment patent

There are few questions mobile payment followers like to debate with as much gusto as "What's Apple up to?" A new patent application unearthed by Apple Insider will only add to the discussion. The patent, filed earlier this year, is...

Carrier biller txtNation expanding its European presence

Direct carrier biller txtNation is expanding into Belgium. The company announced that it has officially switched on direct connectivity across all mobile operators in Belgium. "Being a Tier 1 mobile aggregator in any market provides us with far more options for growth, and Belgium is no exception," txtNation Director Michael Whelan said.

Corona developers get carrier billing via Fortumo

Mobile development software company Corona Labs is joining with mobile payments provider Fortumo to bring in-app purchasing in 80 countries to Corona SDK's developer community. With Fortumo, developers will have access to direct carrier billing to monetize their apps According...

InfoBip to offer direct carrier billing through merchant services provider IPS

Carrier biller Infobip is partnering with merchant services provider International Processing Solution to offer mobile billing services, meaning IPS' merchants will have the option of letting customers pay for digital goods by placing the charge on their monthly phone bills....

Fortumo to provide carrier billing to Telefónica, Telenor subscribers

Fortumo, a provider of direct carrier billing, has signed a deal that will bring its services to the subscribers of wireless carriers Telefónica and Telenor using Bluevia payment API from Telefónica Digital. Between those two carriers, Fortumo will now provide...

With Mogreet acquisition, payvia expands beyond direct carrier billing

Direct carrier billing, where consumers place the purchase of digital goods on their monthly phone bill, doesn't get the same attention as other mobile payment technologies like NFC or mobile wallets, but it's one part of the mobile payment market...

Samsung, Telefónica Digital sign direct carrier billing pact

Telefónica Digital, the business division of wireless carrier Telefónica, is teaming with Samsung Electronics to make direct carrier billing easier. Direct carrier billing allows users to purchase virtual goods and place the cost of that purchase on their monthly phone...

Barnes & Noble taps Fortumo to provide in-app payments for NOOK devices

Retailer Barnes & Noble Inc. is making it easier for NOOK users to buy digital goods through their e-readers.

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