Earlier this year we reported that Visa was acquiring South African mobile financial services company Fundamo for around £68 million.
It’s now announced the first Visa product using Fundamo’s platform, which will enable financial institutions and mobile network operators to offer Visa prepaid accounts on mobile phones.
Visa has announced a beta version of a free digital wallet service called V.me by Visa. It’s just available in the USA and Canada at the moment.
V.me, which is expected to launch publicly in 2012, is designed to let shoppers pay online and in person by using a PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Earlier this year, Google launched a beta version of Google Music to a number of customers in the USA. It allowed users to upload their personal music collection to ‘the cloud’ and stream it to any of their Android mobile devices or their computer, with some offline playback available as well.
The company has now launched a public version of Google Music, which includes a music store offering over 13 million tracks.
In September we reported that Apple’s injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 had been upheld by the Düsseldorf Regional Court , preventing Samsung from selling its tablet in Germany.
Samsung has now launched a renamed and redesigned tablet.
In this week’s edition of The Fonecast we’re talking about Adobe’s plans to stop developing Flash for mobile browsers, O2’s plans to trial 4G in London, eBay’s plea to the UK government, iZettle’s mobile payment app, some dubious advertising and a security flaw in Apple’s App Store review process.
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