Payment News – July 6, 2012: Telefonica Direct Carrier Billing, SponsorPay, AmEx EMV, Dwolla Places, Adyen, TrustPay
Telefonica Partners with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM for Direct Carrier Billing
Telefonica has signed a deal with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM to make it easier for its customers to buy digital goods and services via their mobile devices. The partnership enables Telefonica customers (O2 in Germany, Movistar in Spain) to charge purchases on Facebook, Google Play, Windows Phone Market or the BlackBerry App World directly to their mobile phone bill. Read more…
SponsorPay Reports 300% Growth in Mobile Business
SponsorPay, a cross-platform for mobile app monetization and user acquisition, has seen 300% growth in its mobile business since January 2012. SponsorPay has also rolled out a tablet-optimized version of their offer wall. Read more…
Dwolla Introduces Places
Adyen Adds Access to Eastern Europe via TrustPay
Payment service provider Adyen is partnering with TrustPay, a payment processor in Central and Easetern Europe (CEE), to extend its international reach. The agreement enables Adyen and TrustPay to accept payments in 13 countries in 11 currencies in the CEE region.
American Express to Adopt EMV in the U.S.
American Express (AmEx) has released its roadmap to advance EMV chip-based contact, contactless and mobile payments in the U.S. EMV refers to a microchip that is embedded in the credit card. It was developed by Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) to improve security against fraud and ensure global interoperability. By April next year, processors must be able to support American Express EMV chip-based contact, contactless and mobile transactions. Read more…