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The latest company to benefit from the newfound attention on technologies to facilitate payments and credit and debit card adoption in emerging markets is the Mexican startup, Clip, which raised…

American Express Backs Mexican Fintech Startup Clip As Emerging Markets Warm To Financial Startups

It’s not exactly a secret that gaming has found new life on the web, social and mobile platforms. Of course, with it, especially the rise in free-to-play gaming, developers need…

Study: U.S. Consumer Spending On Virtual Goods Grew To $2.3 Billion In 2011

A new study is being released by Visa-owned PlaySpan with research firm VGMarket on how and what gamers are spending on virtual goods. According to the study, nearly one-third of…

Report: More Gamers Are Using Real Money On Virtual Goods; Women More Likely To Use Facebook Credits

PlaySpan, a virtual goods monetization platform, has been acquired by Visa. According to the release, Visa will pay $190 million in cash for the company, plus additional payouts for performance…

Visa Buys Virtual Goods Monetization Platform PlaySpan For $190 Million In Cash

On the heels of announcing a payments partnership with Facebook, PlaySpan is making another announcement regarding the startup’s UltimatePay payments product. PlaySpan is launching UltimatePay Mobile, a virtual currency and…

PlaySpan has been on a tear recently, striking partnerships with a number of gaming and media companies, including Ubisoft, Sanrio and others. And today, the company is getting another vote…

Facebook Taps PlaySpan's UltimatePay To Offer 20 More Ways To Pay For Credits

PlaySpan has just inked a deal to power a virtual goods monetization platform for video game giant Ubisoft, adding to a number of high-profile deals with game developers and media…

Virtual goods marketplace platform Playspan has raised $18 million in Series C funding led by Vodafone Ventures and Softbank Bodhi Fund, with existing investors Menlo Ventures, Novel TMT Ventures, STIC,…

PlaySpan Raises $18 Million For Virtual Goods Marketplace; Will Expand To Europe And Asia

Playspan has scored a number of high profile deals to power micropayments for social networks, game developers, media companies and gaming platforms. Today, Playspan is announcing that it will be…

Micropayments startup PlaySpan has primarily focused on powering transactions for virtual goods, but today the startup is moving onto videos. PlaySpan is launching its PriceYourVideo Platform which essentially allows video…

Micropayments startup PlaySpan is partnering with rapper and producer Snoop Dogg, and branded virtual goods agency Virtual Greats to sell a premium line of licensed Snoop Dogg digital items for…

Micropayments startup PlaySpan has another partnership to add to the list. The startup has signed deals with hi5, THQ and Nickelodeon, and most recently Adobe. Today, PlaySpan is partnering with…

Micropayments startups PlaySpan is racking up the partnerships. The startup has signed deals with hi5, THQ and Nickelodeon, and today, with Adobe. PlaySpan the payments platform for Adobe’s developer service,…

Micropayments startup PlaySpan has struck a major deal with games publisher THQ to power payments for its virtual currency. PlaySpan powers micro-payments across over 1,000 video games and virtual worlds…

Should we be considering virtual goods when evaluating online holiday spending? We’ve seen that e-commerce spending over the holidays was strong, with consumers shelling out nearly $30 billion over a…

We just wrote about PlaySpan’s recent study showing positive growth in the exchange and e-commerce of virtual goods exchange. PlaySpan powers micro-payments across over 1,000 video games and virtual worlds…

Virtual goods are booming and there are various startups who are capitalizing on this growth by facilitating the exchange and e-commerce around these goods. PlaySpan, which powers micro-payments across over…

Live Gamer, an online marketplace for players to trade and buy video game virtual goods, has acquired microtransaction platform Twofish, in an effort to boost its virtual economy. The terms…

Micro-payments across the gaming world is gaining serious traction, especially on social networks. PlaySpan, which powers micro-payments across over 1,000 video games and virtual worlds, is launching marketplace storefronts for…

Come July, Atlanta-based Zeevex is going to start selling its Xtreme Online Game Card in more than 20,000 brick-and-mortar retailers in the U.S. thanks to a distribution partnership with InComm,…

The micro-industry forming around micro-transactions is now going through some micro-consolidation. PlaySpan, which is quickly racking up micro-payments across hundreds of video games and virtual worlds, is acquiring Spare Change…

San Francisco-based hi5, which operates the third largest social networking service in the world, is announcing a partnership with PlaySpan today in an effort to get more revenue out of…

Who says raising money is hard these days? PlaySpan makes it look like child’s play. The startup, which was literally founded by a 5th grader, just raised $16.8 million in…

PlaySpan Takes $6.5m Series A, Founder In Grade 6

5:47 pm PDT • September 19, 2007

Virtual world goods seller PlaySpan has received $6.5 million Series A in a round led by Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. PlaySpan hasn’t launched yet, but…