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.
Everybody likes money, but nobody likes the inconvenience of having to visit different sites to manage all their accounts. Redwood City-based Yodlee has been aggregating financial data for its MoneyCenter users and partner companies since 1999, and is now expanding its developer services to include "Accelerator" and "Incubator" programs, both of which augment its existing API offerings.