The new service means wireless carriers can sell customers a way to seamlessly make transactions at any credit card terminal with their phones, and no hardware has to be changed.
Competing for market share with rival Zong and a few others, the start-up says new partnerships give it access to 200 million new user accounts. (But do they all pay?)
Two rival companies, Boku and Zong, want to replace your credit card number with your cell phone number. Here's how it might pan out.
Reuters reports that Google is leaning on developers to use its payment processing service rather than rival offerings, though the company says that its policy has not changed.
Still in a close rivalry with competitor Boku, Zong has partnered with two subscription services so that members can bill their payments to their cell phone bills.
Originally developed for the Xbox, Microsoft now has a Windows version of Kodu--a tool for letting preteens create their own code.
Microsoft's research chief talks about computing in rural India, the Kindle, and how your laptop is essentially a bomb that (hopefully) will never detonate.
American Express continues its push into the emerging space of mobile purchasing, making a $19 million investment in mobile-payments provider Payfone.
The financial services company launches Serve.com, a PayPal-like platform that's designed to bring digital and mobile payments to new markets.