Amazon reportedly acquires m-payments startup, GoPago

According to reports that have emerged over the past couple of days, Amazon has acquired mobile payments startup, GoPago.

The company, launched in 2009 by Italian co-founders Vincenzo di Nicola and Leo Rocco and based in Silicon Valley the US, provides an iOS or Android mobile app that allows consumers to pre-pay for goods before collecting in-store and offers retailers a point-of-sale system to process those orders and more.

The deal is yet to be confirmed by Amazon and terms have not been disclosed by either party, but di Nicola has spoken to the Italian press, claiming that there had also been interest from Google. He said that he would not be moving to Amazon and it remains unclear whether GoPago’s other staff will be part of the deal. The main interest for Amazon, di Nicola suggested, is the acquisition of the technology which would, he claimed, be the centre of a new “ambitious” project for them.

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