Telefonica, one of the largest telcos in Europe, announced Telenor (Norwegian-based carrier) as its first carrier partner for the BlueVia API platform. The first BlueVia API available to developers is billing services. In-app billing services remove the need for marketplaces like the Apple's app store or iTunes for mobile app purchases. Instead, consumers' purchases are added to their phone bills.
This week's issue of BusinessWeek has a four-part special report entitled "CEO Guide to Mashups" by Rachael King. The articles cover the enterprise mashup space, consumer mashups, mobile and banking mashups.