Jul 5, 2012 - Category: Featured
A new study from Juniper Research has determined that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and NFC (Near Field Communications) transactions will reach $670bn by 2015, up from $240bn this year. These forecasts represent the gross merchandise value of all purchases...
Jan 10, 2012 - Category: Research
Payments have been evolving for thousands of years. From the age-old bartering system, to cash, to check to electronic forms of payments, people have found innovative and more efficient ways to make a payment. This evolution has resulted in a significant shift in the current mix of consumer payments: from...
Aug 17, 2011 - Category: International News
Years ago, operator billing was only applied for value-added services such as ringtones, ring back tones, wallpaper, news, music, and the like. Later it was applied to other fields such as mobile games, game tools and the mobile application market. Now, operator billing is extending to more and more fields,...
Aug 8, 2011 - Category: International News
B.Shark, a Chinese company offering worldwide mobile payment solutions, recently collaborated with SPforum, the largest microblog dedicated to the Mobile Internet industry in China, to hold a forum about who will play the leading role in worldwide mobile payments. The discussion was lively, and experts from...
Aug 7, 2011 - Category: News
Venmo was founded by under 30-year-old entrepreneurs Andrew Kortina and Iqram Magdon-Ismail in Philadelphia. Fewer people carry cash these days and Kortina and Magdon-Ismail saw this as an opportunity to tackle the simple problem that comes with paying back friends and family while on-the-go. Venmo lets...
Jul 28, 2011 - Category: International News
As Chinese game developers rush to explore the overseas market, game operation as well as in-game payment systems have become a hot topic for game developers.
Chinese game developers are running their games in the overseas markets in a number of ways: First, through massive global social networks, such as...
Jul 12, 2011 - Category: International News
Recently the SPforum Blog, the largest microblog dedicated to the Mobile Internet industry in China, held a forum with topics on how Chinese game developers can expand to overseas markets. The discussion was lively, and more than 100 top Chinese game developers participated.
Some highlights from the forum...
Jul 7, 2011 - Category: News
-eBay Inc. announced today that it has agreed to acquire Zong, a leading provider of payments through mobile carrier billing, for total consideration of approximately $240 million in cash.
Zong leverages connections with more than 250 mobile network operators around the world,...
May 4, 2011 - Category: News
PaymentOne Corporation a mobile payments and carrier billing company, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Zong Inc., in the Northern District of California. In its complaint, PaymentOne asserts that Zong’s products and services infringe on multiple PaymentOne patents relating to phone...
Feb 15, 2011 - Category: News
Here’s a preliminary list of the hottest mobile payment startups. Feel free to add to the conversation:
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Jan 21, 2011 - Category: Research
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Mobile Payments – A Battle of Giants in a Fragmented Market” report to their offering.
This study spotlights the mobile payment market, provides details about the related services and their technological aspects,...
Jan 4, 2011 - Category: News
As consumers increasingly adopt smartphone technology and all the new app’s that go with it, mobile payment is becoming much more used and accepted, and companies including Google, Apple, and other smartphone players are providing mobile-payment enabling technologies such as near-field communications...
Nov 18, 2010 - Category: Featured
A recent report from Aite Group forecasts that U.S. mobile bill payments will reach more than $200 billion in 2015.
Aite Group interviewed more than 60 companies in the Fall of 2010 and produced a 65 page report that defines and segments the mobile payment industry, and includes an analysis of the...
Nov 11, 2010 - Category: Mobile Payment Companies
Zong allows quick payments for online good via mobile phone.
From the customer side, when it’s time to pay for something online, the customer just clicks the Zong button. A payment screen will pop up, where the customer enters a mobile number. Zong sends a secure PIN code, which the customer enters...