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Acquired byVisa
Price$190M
Date2/2011
TermsCash

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PlaySpan

PlaySpanâ„¢ is the global leader in monetization solutions for over 1,000 online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. PlaySpan’s patent-pending in-game digital goods commerce and micropayment platform enables game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.

PlaySpan also provides global payment solutions through its UltimatePay product which enables users to make safe, convenient, and friendly in-app purchases using over 85 global payment methods in 180 countries. UltimatePay includes PlaySpan’s ULTIMATE GAME CARD, which is a pre-paid card available in over 45,000 retail locations across North America and growing rapidly worldwide.

PlaySpan is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Ohio, Virginia, and Mumbai. Investors include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. The company won the 2009 OnHollywood Category Award for Best Gaming Company.

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Above: PlaySpan Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/10/11

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Websiteplayspan.com
Blogcorp.playspan.com
StageLive
Tags ecommerce, microtransactions, micropayments, pre-paid-cards, paybycash, sparechange, ultimate-game-card

PlaySpanâ„¢ is the leader in monetization solutions for over 1,000 online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. PlaySpan’s patent-pending in-game virtual goods commerce and micropayment platform enables game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.

PlaySpan offers global payment solutions through its subsidiary PayByCa$h® with 80 payment methods in 180 countries and ULTIMATE GAME CARD® available for 300 games in over 21,000 retail locations across North America and thousands more in several key markets worldwide.

Social network payment solutions are available through Spare Change. Acquired by PlaySpan in April 2009, Spare Change is the first and leading payments platform designed specifically for social networks. Featured on over 700 applications, across Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, Spare Change empowers developers to successfully monetize their applications through micro payments. The Spare Change platform enables users to make safe, convenient, and friendly 1-click purchases through a variety of funding sources.

PlaySpan is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mumbai. Investors include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures.

For more information about PlaySpan, visit http://corp.playspan.com

For more information about spare change visit: www.sparechangepayments.com

PlaySpan screenshot
Above: PlaySpan Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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  1. Visa Buys Virtual Goods Monetization Platform PlaySpan For $190 Million In Cash (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Micro-Consolidation: PlaySpan Buys Spare Change (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. PLAYSPAN Acquires PayByCash (paybycash.com) [edit]
  4. techcrunch.com [edit]
  5. PlaySpan Plays With $5 Million Venture Capital (venturedeal.com) [edit]
  6. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Payment Platform PlaySpan Raises $18 Million From Vodafone, Softbank (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  8. LEAD411 LAUNCHES "HOTTEST SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES" AWARDS (lead411.com) [edit]
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