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Facebook étend sa monnaie virtuelle - - Le Nouvel Observateur. The Bank of Facebook. ISA 2011: Facebook Announces Buy With Friends and Frictionless Micropayments. ISA 2011: Facebook Announces Buy With Friends and Frictionless Micropayments Today at our Inside Social Apps InFocus 2011 conference, Deb Liu of Facebook Commerce Product Marketing announced that the company would soon roll out two new ways to use its virtual currency Facebook Credits — Buy With Friends and Frictionless Credits Micropayments.

ISA 2011: Facebook Announces Buy With Friends and Frictionless Micropayments

Buy With Friends will allow users to share that they’ve made an in-app purchase to their stream. Friends can then make the same purchase using Credits, sometimes at a discount, in-line from the news feed. Inside Facebook - Tracking Facebook and the Facebook Platform for Developers and Marketers. Facebook To Launch Social Group-Buying Feature - Oliver Chiang - SelectStart. Just another WordPress.com weblog. Zynga Gunning Up (And Lawyering Up) For War Against Facebook With Zynga Live.

The relationship between Facebook and its biggest gaming partner, Zynga, are at an all time low, we’ve heard from multiple sources.

Zynga Gunning Up (And Lawyering Up) For War Against Facebook With Zynga Live

The level of stress, says one source, is “intense.” Some of the frustration goes back to last year’s limitations on messaging users. But a much bigger concern now is Facebook’s force feeding of Facebook Credits as the only payment platform that Zynga and others can use. Facebook takes a massive feee – 30% – for Credits, and the big publishers like Zynga see it as little more than a protection racket. To make matters worse, say sources, Facebook is trying to get Zynga to agree to a long term deal where Zynga remains primarily on the Facebook platform.

Central To The Facebook-Zynga Deal: Credits. This morning brought news of Zynga and Facebook’s five year commitment to keeping social gaming on the network.

Central To The Facebook-Zynga Deal: Credits

As we wrote earlier today, the deal was surprising considering Zynga’s recent frustrations with Facebook. Some of these frustrations stemmed from last year’s limitations on messaging users. PayPal’s New Virtual Goods Payment System: User Experience and Implementation. PayPal yesterday launched a new virtual goods payment system with support for purchasing social game items — here’s a closer look at the implementation and user experience.

PayPal’s New Virtual Goods Payment System: User Experience and Implementation

The most significant new component, as we covered, is that upon choosing to pay for a virtual good through PayPal, users see a pop-up mini-browser in which they can carry out the transaction. This removes much of the friction from the previous payment flow, which had redirected users to PayPal.com, causing users to lose their place in their game or site, and possibly not make a payment as a result.

Developers. How to Price Your Virtual Currency. One of the key early decisions to game design or creating a virtual currency platform is designing the price and exchange rate of virtual currency.

How to Price Your Virtual Currency

Unfortunately after it’s been released, it’s also one of the most difficult to change, because the change impacts the userbase and economy of the system as a whole. So if you’re starting out, how do you decide how to price your virtual currency? Social Network eCommerce. Sell on multiple platforms An embeddable, centrally managed storefront that works on Facebook, mobile, blogs (like WordPress and Joomla), and basically any site you choose.

Social Network eCommerce

Increase flexibility on option sets and inventory More control over products with attributes (like color and size) and the ability to track separate inventory for those SKUs. Attention WalMart and BestBuy Shoppers – Facebook Credits on aisle 5. Facebook’s Virtual Currency Push Hints at Micro-Payments Battle. Zynga recently switched to Facebook Credits and all other major Facebook game developers apparently plan to do the same.

Facebook’s Virtual Currency Push Hints at Micro-Payments Battle

Should Apple, Google, and PayPal be worried? Facebook is making a play to become the dominant player in virtual currency — the funny money you use to everything from digital magazines to Farmville turnips. Offer-Based Payments - Learn more about the premier monetization partner preferred by Facebook and top game developers like Playfish, Playdom, iWin, Kabam and many more.

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Offer-Based Payments - Learn more about the premier monetization partner preferred by Facebook and top game developers like Playfish, Playdom, iWin, Kabam and many more

More Revenue — With TrialPay, you actually can have it all. We aggregate multiple campaign sources to help you increase conversion. Facebook Adding Offers to Payment Options for Credits. Facebook has been expanding payment options for Facebook Credits, its universal virtual currency used in Platform applications, in recent months.

Facebook Adding Offers to Payment Options for Credits

Today, it is partnering for the first time with two offer providers so users can earn Credits without having to pay directly. For users, this means another way to get Credits without paying — this may increase spending on Credits for social games and other applications on Facebook. For developers, that means Credits might be able to bring in more money than they have to date. And for other offer providers, Facebook is now more of a direct competitor, although the payment option is only in early beta testing at this point, and the company’s long-term plans are not yet clear. Facebook's PayPal Killer Now Accepts PayPal. Will Facebook Credits be the new Beenz. The Monetary Future. Facebook Gets Out of the Way in Payments Battle.

By Jon Matonis Either lead, follow, or get out of the way.

Facebook Gets Out of the Way in Payments Battle

Facebook chose the third route. I don't really understand the benefits of this latest move by Facebook to accept PayPal, but then again I wasn't present at the meetings, so it could be that I am missing part of a 'grander' strategy. Facebook Credits Come to Best Buy, Walmart. Facebook Begins Testing ‘Offers’ Payment Option Beyond Games. Last month, Facebook started experimenting with a new payment option for a select handful of game developers: it began supporting Offers as a way to earn its virtual currency, Facebook Credits.

Now, the site is beginning to expand that test — this morning I noticed that clicking the ‘Get More Credits’ link at the top of Facebook’s application page showed me a new option: “Earn for free by shopping”. Selecting that displays 38 different offers through a partnership with offer provider TrialPay. Breaking: Facebook To Enter Into Partnership With Friendster Buyer MOL Global. We’re hearing that Facebook and Malaysian payments company MOL Global will be holding a press conference shortly to announce a significant new partnership around gaming and payments in Asia. MOL, you may recall, was in the news when it acquired Friendster earlier this year.

The press conference is being held in Kuala Lumpur and will begin shortly, we’re told. Update: Press release below: MOL and Facebook Bring Facebook Credits to Retail Stores for the First Time MOL Partners with Facebook to Become Payment Provider for Facebook Credits; Facebook Credits to be Available through MOL’s 500,000 Outlets Across Asia. RockYou To Exclusively Use Facebook Credits For The Next Five Years. Facebook Now Takes PayPal.

Over the last year or so, Facebook has been gradually ramping up its Credits system, which for a long time was used just to purchase virtual gifts (now you can use it to buy real gifts, songs, and it’s been integrated with some applications). Today comes news that will make it even easier to buy Facebook Credits: you’ll be able to buy them with PayPal. The new partnership actually encompasses a few areas of Facebook’s payments. Along with Facebook Credits, you’ll be able to use PayPal to purchase Facebook Ads. This is big news for both companies. PayPal has been trying to establish a greater presence in micropayments and on Facebook itself. Target To Sell Facebook Credit Gift Cards. Facebook. Sean Parker: Credits Poised To Make Up 1/3 Of Facebook’s Income In The Next 12 Months.

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York, David Kirkpatrick and Sean Parker sat down with Michael Arrington to talk about the state of Facebook. There were a lot of interesting things said (more on that in posts to come), but one thing that definitely stood out was an answer Parker gave to a question from the audience. The question asked what Facebook’s next big source of revenue would be? Parker, who was the founding President of Facebook, still works closely with the company as he’s a major shareholder. He noted that Facebook PR might not like his answer too much, but he decided to give it anyway: the Credit system.

Credits Mandatory in social games