Zong (payments provider)

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Mobile communications
Founded2008; 14 years ago (2008)
HeadquartersMenlo Park, California, United States
ProductsElectronic payments
Mobile Payments
Number of employees

Zong was a mobile payment company that allowed users to make micropayments on the Internet if they have a postpaid mobile phone. The payments were charged to their mobile phone bills by the mobile operator. The company was acquired by eBay in 2011.[1]

Zong payments were only accepted by online games and social networks, and the service can be used to purchase virtual goods. Zong was awarded the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award for New Product Innovation in the Mobile Payments category. In May 2015, Zong disappeared from the web without any public declaration. The website now simply redirects to PayPal.

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  1. ^ McMahan, Ty (July 7, 2011). "EBay's Zong Deal: Mobile Payments Are All Fun & Games". WSJ Blogs: Venture Capital Dispatch.