Facebook ramping up Credits

Inside Facebook provides a recap of Facebook’s recent activity regarding rolling out its Credits virtual currency. From the article:

” Key to Facebook’s plans for Credits is getting more payment providers in place, a process that has been accelerating for months.”

In related news, VentureBeat reports that Rixty partnered with Coinstar to provide an easy method of converting loose change into Facebook Credits at grocery stores. From the article:

” In addition to the free Facebook Credits, users can buy Credits by taking their coins to a Coinstar machine and getting a Rixty voucher.”

The Wall Street Journal provides this Opinion piece. 8/13/2010

” The biggest shift in the social-gaming world — which includes titles like Mafia Wars and Restaurant City — is likely to be a battle over payment.”

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