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PlaySpan and Chase Paymentech Webinar: Optimizing Payment Acceptance In a Virtual World


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – December 2, 2009 – Join PlaySpan, the leader in monetization solutions for online games, virtual worlds, and social networks, and Chase Paymentech, for a webinar dedicated to providing an overview of key industry payment methods including PlaySpan’s recently launched UltimatePay™, which combines PayByCash’s eleven years of payment platform experience with Spare Change’s social network micropayments expertise.

During the webinar, PlaySpan VP of Product, Mark Rose will review different payment types and trends in the online gaming, virtual worlds, and social network spaces, and explore the most successful examples of implementations by genre and platforms.
Marilyn Mooney, Vice President in National Sales for Chase Paymentech will also be presenting. Marilyn has over fifteen years of experience in the payment industry with specific expertise in card not present markets.

When: December 2, 2009: 2:00 pm – 3:00pm EST

Where: To register for the webinar, go to

About Mark Rose

Mark Rose, VP Product, leads PlaySpan’s Payments and Platform Product management team. Mark joined PlaySpan after co-founding Spare Change - the first and largest micropayments solution on social networks - which was acquired by PlaySpan. Mark has over 10 years experience in product management in consumer financial services including PayPal, E*TRADE, Yodlee and HedgeStreet.

About PlaySpan Inc.

PlaySpan™ is the leader in monetization solutions for over 1,000 online games, virtual worlds, and social networks. PlaySpan’s patent-pending in-game virtual goods commerce and micropayment platform enables game publishers and developers to generate new revenues, acquire new users, and extend the loyalty of existing users.

PlaySpan also offers global payment solutions through its subsidiary PayByCash® with 85 payment methods in 180 countries. The ULTIMATE GAME CARD® is used by consumers to pay for 300 multiplayer games and around 700 games on popular social networking sites. It is available in about 45,000 retail locations across North America and growing rapidly worldwide.

Social network payment solutions are available through Spare Change©. Acquired by PlaySpan in April 2009, Spare Change is the first and leading payments platform designed specifically for social networks. Featured on over 700 applications, across Facebook, MySpace and Bebo, Spare Change empowers developers to successfully monetize their applications through micro payments. The Spare Change platform enables users to make safe, convenient, and friendly 1-click purchases through a variety of funding sources.

PlaySpan is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Charlottesville, Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mumbai. Investors include Easton Capital, Menlo Ventures, STIC and Novel TMT Ventures. The company has recently won the 2009 OnHollywood Category Award for Best Gaming Company.

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