Are Apple and Google both trying to acquire BOKU?
TechCrunch is reporting that both Apple and Google may be interested in acquiring start-up company BOKU, which allows users to purchase goods on their mobile phones.
All users would have to do is simply enter in their mobile phone number and your product would be ordered and put onto your mobile bill. As of now BOKU is partnering with major carriers all over the world and they claim they are already capable of servicing over 1.6 billion users. They also claim that all major US carriers are supported already.
Talks are still in the early stages and neither company is willing to make comments on the talks that have occurred at this time. It appears as if both Apple and Google are serious about getting their hands into the mobile payment business and this acquisition would make purchasing easier than ever.
Are you interested in purchasing items on your iPhone and having it billed to your mobile bill or would you rather just pay for it on your credit card and not have to worry about paying a larger phone bill? We want to know your thoughts in the comments section.
[ TechCrunch ]