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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus