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Pokemon Go – Positive impact on End User Spend

A number of investors have asked about the potential increase in End User Spend from Pokémon Go – the “fastest deploying mobile game of all time“. Mobile has seen numerous waves of successful revenue generating entertainment products, each bigger than … Continue reading

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Impact of Brexit on Bango plc

Several investors have asked for a quick view from Bango management on the impact of a weaker pound on the Bango business. Bango is a global business. Approximately 90% of Bango costs are in Sterling – primarily salaries for UK … Continue reading

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Announcement: Acquisition of US Carrier Billing Service BilltoMobile

App stores and operators gain Bango Boost technology to accelerate End User Spend growth in US  Acquisition adds $80m (£55m) annual US-based End User Spend to the Bango Payment Platform Bango announces that it has acquired BilltoMobile, the US-based carrier … Continue reading

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Bango shortlisted for Meffy Award

The Bango Payments Platform has today been shortlisted in the Mobile Money category for Meffys 2014.  The dinner and award ceremony will be held on November 19th in San Francisco, as part of MEFs Global Forum 2014. Bango is one of five companies worldwide … Continue reading

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What does a Bango Partnership with Etisalat mean?

Bango made an exciting announcement today: We’ve signed an agreement with Etisalat, to deploy Direct Operator Billing across the group’s markets in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The established partnership between Bango and Etisalat has already seen DOB launched … Continue reading

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Advisory: Beware of boiler room scams

Several Bango investors have reported receiving unexpected calls offering to buy or sell their shares in a way that promises a huge return. These are likely to be from boiler room fraudsters. If you are unaware of this type of fraud, and … Continue reading

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Reported accusations against Bango customer

It has been reported that a US based class action lawyer has filed a complaint against CNN. The complaint reportedly accuses CNN of violation of the US Video Privacy Protection Act and appears to imply that Bango sells information to advertisers. Bango … Continue reading

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Premium SMS vs Direct Operator Billing

Bango has always focused on Direct Operator Billing – and avoided the use of Premium SMS (PSMS). PSMS has a potential for poor user experiences and does not provide the security and auditability of payment processing that is required by the … Continue reading

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New Bango.com website

Bango is delighted to announce a major upgrade of its website at http://www.bango.com The new site provides information, news, case studies and product information.  It presents Bango’s industry leading  capabilities with new structure that better reflects the way that the industry leaders … Continue reading

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Commentary on Facebook Payments Test and Bango Opportunities

Facebook has announced that it is working on a system to remember payment credentials – such as credit card numbers, addresses and expiry dates, so that it can “pre-populate” fields in applications with this information. If you visit an e-commerce site or app and … Continue reading

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