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TMCNet:  Global Music Service Yala Selects PayOne for Mobile Commerce

[February 21, 2013]

Global Music Service Yala Selects PayOne for Mobile Commerce

SAN JOSE, CA, Feb 21, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- PayOne, the global leader in mobile payments and carrier billing, announces that Yala, the revolutionary music service offering access to all Arabic music across the globe, will now give millions of its users the option to simply click and charge for a Premium version of the service for their mobile phones.

Yala Music with its unique global rights to market and distribute the most extensive Arabic music catalog has recently announced new international music distribution agreements with all the major labels. Yala users can legally and easily stream and/or download music on the web, mobile, tablet and desktop all over the world.

Users who wish to download the Yala application can find it for free virtually everywhere: App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps, Nokia Store, BlackBerry App World and Windows Market Place. There is a type of application for each smartphone and tablet device present on the market and also a desktop application for Windows - www.yalamusic.com - www.yala.fm.

"PayOne was clearly perceived as a good choice for Yala Premium payment. As we expand our freemium model, a simple secure option for web and mobile payments is critical in order to make monetization more user-friendly. We wanted a preferred partner who could provide for our global needs and fully optimize the user experience within each region and platform we serve," said Patrick Chassany, CEO of Yala Music.

PayOne Mobile is a comprehensive carrier billing solution, enabling more than 4 billion consumers to safely and securely participate in the digital economy. With PayOne Mobile no credit card or sensitive financial information is required as the consumer with 1-2 clicks can simply choose to pay for their Yala service using their mobile phone via a Yala branded checkout flow, which further optimizes conversion.

"Digital music is projected to grow to an over $22 Billion market, and consumers want seamless access across their devices with a simple secure way to pay on their mobile phone. We are pleased to have been selected by Yala, a global leader and innovator in the digital music market. Yala's unique global distribution rights, combined with a simple mobile payment experience will further expand access to their rich music library to a broader set of global consumers," said Brad Singer, EVP of PayOne.

PayOne's Mobile payment services and PayOne Global Carrier Network(TM) PGCN is available to merchants worldwide in over 80 countries across 1200 operators. PayOne's mobile payment solutions span virtual currency and goods, digital services, mobile in-app purchasing and remote convenience purchases such as city parking or movie tickets.

About Yala Music Yala is the place to play, download and share unlimited music for free across all devices.

Founded in 2010 by its CEO Patrick Chassany, cofounder of Fotolia.com, Yala Music is headquartered in France with offices in Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and UAE. With Yala application hitting 1 million downloads on mobile, the company strives to offer the best free and legal online music service worldwide on the web, mobile and desktop, and takes a stand against piracy by signing up with 450 independent artists and major Arabic labels to offer Advertising Sponsored Downloads. Yala is accessible on the web at yala.fm and Yala apps can be downloaded for free virtually everywhere for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Symbian as well as Windows PC and Samsung connected TV.

www.yalamusic.com - www.yala.fm About PayOne PayOne is the global leader in mobile payments and industrial strength carrier billing. The company pioneered "no credit card required" payments and has a 10-year track record in payment services that connect digital merchants, social media publishers, content providers mobile app developers and network operators. PayOne has generated over $5 billion in new digital revenue for brand name clients including Blizzard Entertainment and America Online. The PayOne Global Carrier Network(TM) covers 80 countries, over 1100 network operators and enables over 4 billion worldwide consumers to do mobile commerce on more than 10 billion connected devices. The company has a robust patent portfolio covering mobile commerce, fraud prevention, authentication, and alternative payments. Previously called PaymentOne, PayOne is profitable, privately held, and based in the Silicon Valley.

Media Contact Boris Gutierrez Email Contact 408-362-4258 Twitter: @PayOne SOURCE: PayOne http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/emailprcntct id=F5D26E5E7F1EB24F

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