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Apple strikes China mobile payment deal

Smartphone giant Apple has announced the addition of UnionPay, the dominant Chinese debit and credit card payment organisation, as a payment option for Chinese App Store users, in what is likely to be a strategically significant move for Apple’s fortunes in the world’s largest smartphone market.

Weve CEO poached by Skrill

David Sear, the former chief executive of the Weve mobile network e-commerce joint venture, has been appointed as group chief commercial officer at Skrill Group.

eBay picks up mobile ad outfit Where

Online auction house eBay has agreed to acquire m-commerce and mobile advertising firm Where for an undisclosed sum. Based in Boston, US, Where runs a location-based mobile ad network, which should give eBay greater presence on a local level.

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