SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of PlaySpan Inc., a privately held company whose payments platform handlestransactions for digital goods in online games, digital media and social networks around the world.
This move complements Visa's 2010 CyberSource acquisition and extends the company's capabilities into one of the fastest-growing segments of eCommerce - digital and mobile commerce.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable digital currency. Underpinning digital currency is one of the world's most advanced processing networks--VisaNet--that is capable of handling more than 20,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.
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SOURCE Visa Inc.