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Consolidation in mobile carrier billing as Boku acquires Mopay

Consolidation in mobile carrier billing as Boku acquires Mopay

Mobile payment business Boku has acquired carrier billing specialist mopay.

The deal makes Boku the largest standalone provider of carrier billing-based mobile payment services in the world, with a combined customer base that includes Electronic Arts, Facebook, Gameloft, Sony, Spotify and Valve.

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eBay to split PayPal into a separate business

eBay to split PayPal into a separate business

eBay has announced plans to separate its PayPal e-commerce operation from its online auction and shopping business.

PayPal was created around 15 years ago and launched on the stock market in 2002. It was acquired by eBay later that year.

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We talk about Phones 4u, the BlackBerry Passport, Bendgate and much more mobile news

Podcast - 1st October 2014

In this week's podcast we begin with more news about Phones 4u, as Carphone Warehouse steps in to help iPhone 6 buyers.

We also talk about problems at Apple, a brand new handset from BlackBerry, mobile payments, phones on planes and a device that promises to stop people from texting while driving.

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O2 UK enables customers to charge iTunes credit to their mobile bill

O2 UK enables customers to charge iTunes credit to their mobile bill

Customers of O2 UK can now buy iTunes codes and charge them directly to their mobile phone account, whether a ‘pay monthly’ bill or ‘pay as you go’ credit.

The iTunes codes can then be used to purchase music, apps, books and videos.

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Seven days of mobile industry news: new products, an acquisition, a break-up and a security update

Podcast - 24th September 2014

This week's podcast begins with the latest news from Phones 4u, where hundreds of jobs have been saved but there are a large number of redundancies as well.

Iain, James and Mark then talk about new products from Amazon, BlackBerry and Panasonic, mobile payment innovation from Indonesia and the UK, the acquisition of IoT specialist Neul and Apple's updated privacy policy.

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