December 16, 2011

Survey Says: Mobile Billing Most Important Payment Method

At MEF Global 2011, a mobile content and commerce event in London put on by the Mobile Entertainment Forum, a new study was released based on survey results from more than 8,000 mobile consumers across 9 countries. MEF’s Global Consumer Survey explored the means and motivation for consumers to use their mobile for a variety of services, from retail to banking. As they state in the study foreword, their findings show that consumers are embracing mobile commerce globally, across both developed and developing markets. (more…)

December 2, 2011

Forbes: Boku is America’s #2 Most Promising Company

Forbes Magazine has named Boku the #2 most promising company in America. On
November 30th, Forbes announced Boku’s placement on the prestigious list and we are honored to have made the cut.

According to the article: “The companies on our AMPC list hail from 22 industries, with software-and-services taking the biggest slice (35%). Some fast facts: 90 have raised outside capital; 70 have a CEO who is also one of the founders; 12 have one younger than 35 years old; 7 have yet to generate revenue; and one sells a burger topped with pastrami.” (more…)

August 29, 2011

BlueVia Launches a Global Payment API with Boku

More big news for merchants and developers! Today, Boku announced a partnership with Telefónica’s BlueVia (one of the largest carriers in the world with ~300MM subscribers) allowing developers and merchants to link in-app payments to mobile operator bills without additional authentication. Translation: Easier integration, shorter transaction times, higher conversion rates. (more…)

June 13, 2011

Boku Shines at the 3rd Annual Open Mobile Conference in London

Last week, 430 thought leading attendees from across the mobile ecosystem gathered in London to attend the Open Mobile Summit.  Boku was in attendance and our Co-Founder, Ron Hirson, presented to attendees from across Europe and the rest of the world on a panel titled Monetizing Apps and the App store 2.0. Other panelists included representatives from Amazon.com and MTV. (more…)