Tech giants Apple and Google could be about to go head-to-head in a bidding war for mobile payments start-up Boku, according to the TechCrunch blog.
Boku, the global leader in mobile payments, announced today that it has launched a direct mobile payment connection trial with AT&T*, offering customers a direct carrier-billing solution for online goods and services using their existing wireless service account.
BOKU, Inc., the global leader in mobile payments, announced today the launch of their global in-app mobile billing solution for the Google Android app platform. The BOKU Payments SDK is a toolkit for developers to easily enhance and monetize any Android app with in-app purchases via carrier billing. Developers interested in the alpha version of the SDK can sign up to request access on the BOKU website.
US mobile payments start-up Boku has raised an undisclosed investment from Andreeson Horowitz, the firm founded by Netscape co-founders Marc Andreesen and Ben Horowitz, who will become strategic advisors to the company.
Globe Telecom, a leading mobile operator in the Philippines through its wholly owned mobile commerce subsidiary G-Xchange Inc (GXI), is partnering with BOKU, Inc., a global leader in mobile payments, to expand the acceptance of the Globe GCASH service internationally, the companies announced today. The deal opens the BOKU mobile payment platform and growing international merchant community to Globe's GCASH subscribers.
San Francisco-based online mobile payments start-up Boku has raised $25 million in a series c financing round led by Dag Ventures and joined by existing investors Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.
San Francisco-based online mobile payments start-up Boku has raised $13 million in venture funding and acquired micropayments outfit Paymo and m-payments firm Mobillcash.
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