Fortumo has launched a voucher management platform for the sale of digital goods. The platform also supports running marketing campaigns, enabling the vouchers to be used for cross-platform license management for other accounts and user acquisition.
Acer announced its new Predator 8 GT-810 gaming tablet, one of several new gaming devices in Acer’s high-octane Predator gaming series. The sleek brushed aluminum GT-810 is powered by the Intel® Atom™ x7 processor, Android 5.1 and the latest 2×2 MIMO wireless technology, taking portable gaming to a new level of fun and immersion.
Fortumo mpayments signed partnerships with global smartphone manufacturers Oppo Electronics and Gionee. Fortumo’s direct carrier billing solution will be implemented for payments in the manufacturers’ app stores and Fortumo’s app catalogue becomes available for device preloads.
San Francisco-based Boku has acquired Germany-based mopay for an undisclosed amount. Nevertheless, the deal makes Boku the largest standalone provider of carrier billing-based mobile payment services in the world.
International business and payment platform Payelp Global announced its partnership and integration with Fortumo, which offers merchants “one-click” mobile payments in 79 countries worldwide. Fortumo, which has offices in the U.S. (San Francisco), Europe, China and India, not only offers mobile payments in the U.S. and Europe, but focuses on emerging regions and “hard-to-monetize” regions such as Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Asia. Over 100,000 developers have already signed up to offer Fortumo mobile payments, including top developers such as Rovio, Electronic Arts (EA) and Gameloft.
mPayments provider Fortumo has signed Global Framework Agreements with leading operator groups Telefónica and Telenor to bring direct carrier billing services to 460 million additional subscribers worldwide. Using the BlueVia Payments API to charge purchases to their mobile operator bill, users in more than 30 countries will now be able to purchase digital goods over the web and on Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. Fortumo’s in-app purchasing SDK has become developers’ preferred choice for mobile operator billing and in-app purchasing on Android, Windows Phone and online. It is already used by a lot of top developers such as Rovio, Popcap, Gameloft, Digital Chocolate, Vostu, Game Insight, Alawar and many others. Fortumo’s mobile payments platform, including direct billing connectivity to Telefonica and Telenor is available to all developers looking to accept global mobile payments.
mopay mobile payment solutions for online merchants continued global expansion with two new representative offices in Asia. Located in Seoul, Korea and Jakarta, Indonesia, mopay’s expanded presence will support Asian online merchants to grow internationally. Since establishing its regional headquarter in Beijing in 2010, mopay has succeeded in building a well-trusted payment brand among Asian merchants, acquiring over 100 new clients in the region, including Tencent, Shanda Interactive and Changyou. Today, mopay is working with nine out of China’s top ten online game companies.
Mobile payment solution provider Billing Revolution has appointed Marc Saulino as VP of Business
Development. Prior to joining Billing Revolution, Saulino spent over three years
as New Business Development Director at Bango, a mobile Internet
company. While at Bango, he played an integral role in growing
the companyâs North American business, forging strategic alliances with
Dada Entertainment, Discovery, Gameloft, Oberon Media, Quickplay and
many more. Merchants use Billing Revolution’s
proprietary “single-click” technology to provide a mobile optimized
purchase experience, allowing users to make credit card purchases
without a user name or pin code requirement. Using the platform,
individuals or large merchants have the ability to conduct
“single-click” credit card transactions from any web-enabled mobile