Visa Expands Digital Payment Options With Purchase of PlaySpan

Visa has agreed to acquire PlaySpan, which handles transactions for virtual goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world. Visa will pay about $190 million in cash, plus undisclosed payments for hitting future milestones. The Santa Clara, Calif., company is privately held and backed by Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures and other funds.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik