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Telefonica Signs BOKU to Aid With In-App Payments

Global wireless carrier Telefonica is aiming to make it easier for developers that want to enable in-app payments on their network, tapping BOKU to aid in the effort.

The move is the carrier’s latest effort to enable network-specific features such as Internet telephony, text messaging and carrier billing, all tapping directly into Telefonica’s network. (This NewsByte has been updated, correcting an earlier mischaracterization of the service.)

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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