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67% of all Google Play revenue comes from outside the U.S.

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67 percent of all revenue generated by Google Play comes from outside the U.S. according to Chris Yerga, Google’s engineering director for Google Play. Yerga shared the numbers as part of his presentation Android Apps in Google Play, during the I/O conference in San Francisco today, emphasizing how revenues have increased in countries like...
67% of all Google Play revenue comes from outside the U.S.

Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

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U.K. mobile billing and analytics provider Bango announced today it signed a deal “to provide payment services to Facebook.” The arrangement could be part of an upcoming effort to monetize Facebook’s mobile platform. The social network has 425 million monthly active mobile users but so far does not generate “meaningful”...
Facebook partners with mobile billing provider Bango

What Do We Need? Cheap Smartphones. When Do We Need Them? Now, Says Movile's Bloisi. (Video)

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Movile founder and CEO Fabricio Bloisi Rocha has some insights into the Latin American mobile market for y’all. “We can’t have the same approach that we have developed in services in California and sending them to the whole world — because the realities in countries like Brazil or Argentina are...
What Do We Need? Cheap Smartphones. When Do We Need Them? Now, Says Movile's Bloisi. (Video)

Bango To Power Payments In Mozilla's Firefox OS App Store, Offering Carrier Billing By Default

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Earlier this week, Mozilla made a splash at the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with the official launch of the first phones to be made on its new Firefox OS smartphone platform, and the names of 18 carriers and several handset makers that were getting behind the...
Bango To Power Payments In Mozilla's Firefox OS App Store, Offering Carrier Billing By Default
AT&T now lets you charge Samsung Media Hub purchases directly to your phone bill
Facebook: Privacy Needs To Be Just As Easy To Control On Mobile As On The Web

Facebook Still Not Making Much Money in Mobile, but Driving Lots of Traffic to Others

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Ahead of its planned stock offering, Facebook is looking to show itself as a serious player in mobile, even if the company has yet to make much money in the category. The social network has purchased Instagram, launched several industry initiatives and offered some details on its efforts to move...
Facebook Still Not Making Much Money in Mobile, but Driving Lots of Traffic to Others

Facebook Signs Mysterious Deal With Mobile Payment Company (FB)

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Facebook looks like it's getting closer to launching its long-awaited mobile payments platform. U.K.-based Bango announced an agreement "to provide payment services to Facebook," Bango said. But neither company is offering any more info than that. Bango is best known as the service used by BlackBerry AppWorld to process...
Facebook Signs Mysterious Deal With Mobile Payment Company (FB)

Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan

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Mobile gaming giant GREE’s plans to ramp up revenues outside of its native Japan have advanced today after it announced a deal that brings carrier billing to user of its games on Singapore-based operator SingTel’s network. The deal is the first of its kind for the company outside of Japan,...
Mobile games giant GREE inks carrier billing deal with SingTel, its first outside of Japan
Fortumo Brings Its Mobile Payments To Windows 8 -- Carrier Billing FTW!

Apigee acquires global API alliance's carrier billing technology

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API management startup Apigee has just announced it’s acquired some interesting mobile payment processing and other technologies from the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC). This deal includes a specific API for carrier billing for in-app purchases, and it plays nicely with carriers all around the globe. WAC’s technology offering is...
Apigee acquires global API alliance's carrier billing technology
Facebook rolls out carrier billing for mobile purchases

Sprint's Android users get carrier billing in Google Play

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American Android users started getting carrier billing in Google Play early this month through T-Mobile (and later AT&T), and now Sprint can join the party. Any app, book, music or video purchase can be tacked on to the monthly bill for your EVO 4G LTE instead of going through...
Sprint's Android users get carrier billing in Google Play

MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet.  And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence lays out the four kinds of mobile payment solutions that...
MOBILE PAYMENTS: What's Taking So Long, And Who's Going To Win?

Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

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Japanese mobile social gaming network firm DeNA has announced it has signed deals with China’s three largest mobile carriers, enabling DeNA’s games to get in front of nearly 1 billion mobile subscribers. DeNA’s Mobage China network, which allows gamers to buy social games and play them with their friends, will...
Japan’s DeNA cuts mobile gaming deals with Chinese carriers that have a billion users

Facebook's Mobile Plan: Carrier Billing, Analytics For Apps Via Bango Deal?

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Last week, we highlighted how Facebook is already using mobile devices for commercial services—enabling people to buy Facebook Credits and charge them directly to their mobile bills. Now, it’s increasingly looking like that may just be the beginning: today, UK-based mobile billing and analytics specialist Bango (AIM: BGO) announced...
Facebook's Mobile Plan: Carrier Billing, Analytics For Apps Via Bango Deal?

Japanese firm DeNA brings its mobile gaming platform to Android in Korea

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Japan’s DeNA has teamed up with Korean Internet giant Daum to officially launch a localized version of its Mobage mobile social gaming platform for Android mobile devices in South Korea. According to an announcement from DeNA, the ‘Daum Mobage’ platform and apps are now available for devices running the Google-owned...
Japanese firm DeNA brings its mobile gaming platform to Android in Korea

Facebook's Q4 Payments Revenue Flat At $256M After $66M Revenue Charge

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Facebook has been making some efforts to grow new business areas beyond advertising in areas like Gifts and Facebook Credits in apps, but so far the company has failed to convert that into meaningful growth. The company today reported Q4 revenues of $256 million for payments — which includes services...
Facebook's Q4 Payments Revenue Flat At $256M After $66M Revenue Charge

Spotify signs deal with Orange Switzerland to bundle music with youth plans

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Spotify has been getting comfortable with providers to various degrees, whether it's just carrier billing or direct deals. Today, however, it's getting extra-cozy. Orange Switzerland has started bundling Spotify Premium with its Orange Young plans: those 27 and younger can pay between 29 to 79 francs ($31 to $85)...
Spotify signs deal with Orange Switzerland to bundle music with youth plans

Google Play adds carrier billing for music, movies and books

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Don't feel like having media purchased through Google Play billed directly to your credit card? Well, now you can have those charges simply added to your monthly phone bill, provided you're on T-Mobile here in the US, or NTT Docomo, KDDI, or Softbank in Japan. According to Google's posting...
Google Play adds carrier billing for music, movies and books

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between April 23 and 28. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, April 30 EA PopCap hops on the merchandising wagon Emerging free iOS apps: Logos Quiz Game, Cannon Cat and Smash...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

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With an AWS-enabled Galaxy S 4 looming on the horizon for Verizon (note: the rhyme has us cringing, too), Samsung's Galaxy S III is gracefully sunsetting its flagship status. But it's not bowing out quietly. A software update is set to roll out to Big Red GS III's that'll...
Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support

T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

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In an effort to bring new and exclusive gaming and social features to T-Mobile customers, the telecom company has partnered with Zynga to create a widget that links to Zynga games available for T-Mobile customers starting today. The Zynga Games widget is said to make it easier for customers to...
T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers
Facebook adds frictionless payment to mobile with Bango carrier billing
Bango CEO: Operators are getting more flexible on terms for carrier billing
Google Play integrated with carrier billing: buy apps, pay on your phone bill

Fortumo Raises ~$10M From Intel Capital, Greycroft To Take On Bango And More In Carrier Billing; Inks Deals With China Mobile And Vodafone

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Fortumo — a specialist in mobile carrier billing, which lets users to pay for apps and goods in apps without coughing up credit card numbers — is today raising its game a bit against competitors like Bango (partner to Facebook, Amazon and more), Boku and PayPal’s Zong — the Estonian-hatched...
Fortumo Raises ~$10M From Intel Capital, Greycroft To Take On Bango And More In Carrier Billing; Inks Deals With China Mobile And Vodafone

This Infographic Shows Why Everyone Needs A Little Help To Understand Mobile Marketing

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Recently, we featured a chart from boutique investment bank Luma Partners that did a great job showing the complex process of getting mobile ads get from the marketer to the consumer.  BI Intelligence, a new research and analysis service focused on the mobile industry, can help you breakdown these complexities and stay...
This Infographic Shows Why Everyone Needs A Little Help To Understand Mobile Marketing
Google Play Store carrier billing coming to Verizon in 'the coming weeks'

MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program Aims to Bring Mobile Payments Everywhere

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For all of the talk about the mobile payments revolution, most of the world still deals in cash. About 85% of world retail transactions are still done with paper currency and the payment processors are smacking their lips to make up the gap. The problem with digital payments in emerging...
MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program Aims to Bring Mobile Payments Everywhere
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