The following was released by Orange France in Paris on November 16th. The original French language release can be found here (PDF download).
Orange is the first operator in France to launch Facebook mobile payment via its mobile phone bills
Since 31 October 2012, Orange customers have been able to buy online services in Facebook’s HTML5 universe, directly on their smartphone, using the internet+ solution.
Mobile payments in 2 clicks to simplify purchases Continue reading
Comprehensive security solution delivers peace of mind for Android, BlackBerry users
Snap Secure® (www.MySnapSecure.com), Snap MyLife, Inc.’s rapidly growing cloud-service mobile and personal security application for consumers and families, is now available in the United Kingdom via an automatic operator billing option provided by mobile payment and analytics leader Bango. The agreement allows Snap MyLife, Inc. to deliver convenience and peace of mind to consumers and their families throughout the UK.
With thousands of mobile devices lost or stolen in the UK each year, mobile security is a concern Continue reading
Following a global search, Bango today announces the appointment of David Keeling as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly created senior management role, David is responsible for service delivery, global operations and account management.
The COO is a key hire as Bango continues to acquire major customers for its mobile payments and analytics technology. In just the last 20 months, Bango has tripled the number of mobile users reached through its direct mobile operator billing, to more than one billion mobile phone users, and has signed agreements with Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, MasterCard and others. Continue reading
Bango is proud to announce that its mobile payment platform is now accessible to more than one billion mobile subscribers.
This mobile industry milestone demonstrates the knowledge that operator billing – charging purchases to a phone bill with one click – is key to the viability of online payments for the mobile generation. The first wave of e-commerce depended on a combination of expensive personal computers, an internet connection, and access to a separate payment card. The mobile internet means anyone with a phone is online, and has a built-in method of payment.
Companies seeking to monetize their mobile audience can plug into Bango and collect payments from more than one billion consumers without needing cards, pre-registered accounts or having to send text messages. Continue reading
Bango’s exceptional year recognized with award from London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM)
Bango (AIM: BGO) is proud to announce that is has won the Best Technology Award at the AIM Awards 2012. The AIM Awards, sponsored by PwC, look at how companies and individuals harness AIM to power their growth and fulfill their strategy. The winners are determined by a voting panel with members drawn from across the investment community.
The Best Technology Award, sponsored by Merchant Securities, was received by Bango in recognition of its excellent progress over the past 12 months which saw the Company gain significant traction with major industry names, including Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and MasterCard. Continue reading
Single-click billing is key to unlocking the business potential of the mobile web.
Bango today announces the integration of Payforit single-click operator billing into Facebook’s mobile site. The move will help to optimize the payment experience for Facebook users in the UK.
Payforit is a trusted mobile payments scheme created and managed by the UK mobile network operators Vodafone, Three, O2 and Everything Everywhere. It allows content owners to use operator billing to charge directly to a customer’s mobile phone bill. Payforit’s managing trade body AIME has said that Payforit grew by 33% in 2011. Continue reading
Bango announces that their integration with Facebook is now live. Bango is providing Facebook mobile web carrier billing in Germany, the UK and USA, and the service is being expanded to other countries during the remainder of 2012.
Following an initial announcement of the partnership in February 2012, Bango now provides Facebook mobile web carrier billing as part of an improved mobile payments flow. This enables Facebook’s mobile web users to easily purchase digital content without the use of premium SMS messages or the limitations of credit cards. Instead, users enjoy frictionless operator billing, paying on their phone, without the need to register personal details. Continue reading