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Smart Communications Win the Hearts of Filipinos in Mobile Payment

Posted by Ernest Chung on Apr 9, 2015 3:25:00 PM

Xsolla researched and found many interesting facts about Smart Communications, the pioneer of mobile payment services in the Philippines.

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Opera Mobile Store: Secrets of the Alternative App Market

Posted by Kirill Tokarev on Jun 24, 2014 9:35:50 AM

Xsolla had a nice chat with representatives of Opera Mobile Store — one of the biggest independent app stores in the world. Opera Mobile Store manager Viacheslav Shybaiev and Opera Mediaworks director Sandra Ilyina told us about the advantages of advertising in alternative stores and shared some insights of the successful app-promotion through Opera Mobile Store.

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Brazilian Independent Games Festival: Xsolla Story

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on May 21, 2014 2:52:11 PM

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Brazil is rapidly becoming one of the world's hottest spots for the gaming and mobile industries. This May, from May 10 to 18, 2014, the Centro Cultural São Paulo hosted the first Festival of Independent Games for Latin America. This event, called BIG (Brazilian Independent Games), invited game developers from around the world to present their Indie Games and also to compete in a competition called Demonight. There were prizes, parties, and lots of excitement culminating in a named awards ceremony! Xsolla was there to see it all.

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How Credit Card Forms Affect Conversion Rates

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on May 14, 2014 4:20:17 PM

Xsolla offers a streamlined, secure method of accepting payments for online and mobile games. It's no surprise many companies and gaming experts would recommend Xsolla, as we pay close attention to the steps customers take to make a payment, even down to the forms they fill out in the process. Based on our expertise, we can recommend a few tips about credit card forms that we have proven to increase conversion rates.

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Xsolla and ESTsoft Have Teamed Up!

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Apr 24, 2014 1:22:13 PM

Xsolla is proud to announce their partnership with ESTsoft! By joining forces with the leading games payment solution, ESTsoft will now be able to offer payment methods such as e-wallets, prepaid cards, credit cards, bank account linking, and more all across Europe!

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Credit Cards and Geolocation

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Apr 17, 2014 2:42:56 PM

We've all heard how credit cards can be used to track people's whereabouts, so we can naturally assume there are benefits to using them for gaming or other virtual payments. Many important pieces of information can be learned from one simple online purchase. And there are many methods of gaining this info from a transaction including: placing a user based on IP address, browser language, Bank Identification Number, or even their telephone number.

You can learn a lot from a little piece of plastic...

How can one transaction inform us about a user so well and what can it teach us, in regards to safety and information? Let's discuss how each route informs the geolocation of a user separately. Each characteristic of geolocation identification can also serve differing functions ranging from fraud protection to customization.

The approach used also varies: we can be simply comparing payment details to geolocation information, or investigating into the reasons behind differences (if there are any). For example, when a player who has been paying for many years from the USA suddenly makes a payment from China, we immediately check what's going on.

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Improve Game Purchases: Short Credit Card Forms and One-Click Payment

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Apr 11, 2014 2:21:15 PM

Credit cards and their usage in mobile and online game technology is an ever-evolving topic, which has revolutionized and shaped how users consume content. This is part 2 of a 12-part series discussing credit cards' evolution in regards to their mobile and gaming usage and customer base, how people around the globe are utilizing them, and where they are going in the future. 

Credit cards, short forms, and one-click payments: your new best friends.
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The Importance of Keeping In-Game Purchases Truly In-Game

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Apr 9, 2014 3:45:21 PM

Credit cards and their usage in mobile and online game technology is an ever-evolving topic, which has revolutionized and shaped how users consume content. Here, we will start a 12-part series discussing credit cards' evolution in regards to their mobile and gaming usage and customer base, how people around the globe are utilizing them, and where they are going in the future. 

This weekly blog post will focus on credit cards and the mobile and gaming industries.
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