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Mobile payments firm partners with mobile gaming company

mopay makes a deal with Chukong Technologies.

International mobile entertainment platform company, Chukong Technologies, recently signed a global carrier billing contract with international mobile payments platform, mopay, which will enable the Beijing-based company to offer its consumers the option of paying for digital goods and services through the consumer’s telecommunication’s company invoice.

Chukong gives app developers the ability to develop, publish and monetize their content.

Developers of mobile entertainment around the world can benefit from the innovative Chukong mobile entertainment platform. The company offers developers a complete set of solutions and services that give them the ability to develop popular content, publish it, and monetize it with ease, so they can give mobile users an extremely engaging mobile gaming experience.

Now, among the different services and solutions it offers, according to the Business Wire press release, Chukong “has decided to integrate mopay’s Android software development kit (SDK) solution as an essential element in the overall billing module for game developers worldwide. The mopay interface will serve as Chukong’s Android default solution for a consumer that wants to pay for digital goods and services via carrier billing.”

The Chinese company has chosen mopay’s Android carrier billing solution to serve customers who want to pay thorough their mobile phone bills. Integrated into Chukong’s general billing module, mopay supports the regional billing methods that are the most popular for every one of its publishing territories.

Mobile payments - carrier billingmopay CEO Ingo Lippert said that the company is proud to be the carrier billing partner that was chosen by one of the most successful and innovative mobile app firms in Asia.

mopay is a worldwide leader in ground-breaking online and mobile payments solutions.

The company’s platform allows sellers of physical, virtual and digital goods to directly bill charges to a customer’s mobile phone and/or landline account. Operating in over 80 countries throughout the world, the company serves more than 4.3 billion consumers.

Chukong Technologies is striving to become a top digital distribution company and is presently working on growing its partnerships and infrastructure to improve its business opportunities. For leading Chinese mobile content developers, the company has become a trusted publishing partner. Last year, in China, it was responsible for publishing three of the top four mobile games. The new mobile payments partnership is only likely to benefit the company’s goals further.

Mobile payments POS initiative launched by Groupon

The daily deals giant is working on clawing its way back to relevance with the “Gnome”.

Groupon, the massive daily deals website that had been a tremendous success before it nearly brought itself to the point of annihilation, has entered into the mobile payments market in an effort to try to restore some of its former victories in the online world.

It is hoping that its new Gnome point of sale (POS) system will be its new road to glory.

This launch represents the first time that Groupon has moved into the mobile payments POS market. Its Gnome is a platform that is based on the iPad. It is designed to be a solution that will eliminate the requirement for using paper coupons that must be clipped and submitted by the shopper. However, this is also supposed to represent the end of having to display a discount coupon on a smartphone screen at a physical retailers checkout counter, as well.

The Gnome platform uses Bluetooth to be able to apply the discounts at the mobile payments terminal.

The pronunciation of the platform’s name is “G-nome”, as opposed to pronouncing it with a silent “G” as in the tiny fantasy people. Aside from using Bluetooth, the customer’s name can also be used for the redemption of Groupon vouchers at a merchant’s location. It also allows the business to be able to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to be able to share customer feedback.

Groupon’s CEO, Eric Lefkofsky, explained this new platform by saying that “When it’s complete, Gnome will serve as an operating system for merchants to run their entire operation and enable them to create real-time promotions that bring customers into their business when they need them the most.”

He added that this mobile payments platform is “an important step” for the company to be able to achieve its “long-term mission” of designing a way for the merchants around the world will be able to remain continually connected to the local commerce platform at Groupon. The Gnome device will become available within the next few months, according to the announcement from the company.