First News Briefs for February 1, 2013
Braintree, a payments platform for online and mobile commerce, introduced Venmo Touch, a service that enables one touch payments across multiple applications. By facilitating a seamless checkout experience, Venmo Touch will prevent consumers from having to re-enter payment information on a mobile device across merchants in the Braintree network. The company is releasing Venmo Touch in private beta for select Braintree clients, with HotelTonight, TaskRabbit, Wrapp and several others enabling the service for their customers over the coming weeks.
Cellcom today launched a new plan that offers shareable data for customers. The Share Plan allows consumers to share data with up to 10 devices, and includes unlimited nationwide minutes and messaging.
Truphone, an international mobile communications company, today revealed it has secured $119 million in its latest round of funding from investors including Roman Abramovich. Mr. Abramovich’s investment vehicle, Minden, has acquired a 23.3% stake for $111 million, valuing the company at $475 million.
NQ Mobile, a global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that Diamond Wireless, an authorized Verizon retailer, will offer NQ Mobile Security, NQ Mobile Vault for Android and NQ Family Guardian at more than 210 retail locations across the U.S. beginning March 2013.