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Buying stuff by using your Facebook account has just gotten so much easier, so easy that you may worry about the security measures that Facebook and its partners will have to take to ensure users are safe from fraud.  That said, Facebook will partner up with a British company by the name of Bango to allow users to purchase goods on mobile platforms with just a tap of a finger.

Buying stuff by using your Facebook account has just gotten so much easier, so easy that you may worry about the security measures that Facebook and its partners will have to take to ensure users are safe from fraud.  That said, Facebook will partner up with a British company by the name of Bango to allow users to purchase goods on mobile platforms with just a tap of a finger.

According to the New York Times, Bango has worked a deal with various carriers to allow people to buy things now and pay for it later once the telephone bill comes.  Facebook, Bango, and carriers all get their cut from each transaction, but all have declined to share how much they’ll be making. 

Popular mobile platforms like Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android all have their own respective ‘marketplace’ in which users can buy games, apps, and a hoard of other virtual items using valid credit card information.  Facebook, although it is one of the most used app on both of the above mentioned mobile OS, has yet to make a big impact with mobile transactions, and this is where Bango comes in.

facebook mobile app 600 Bango allows Facebook users to make mobile transactions with just a tap

The partnership with Bango allows Facebook to capitalize on its social networking presence without having to worry about ad revenues.  Essentially, Bango and Facebook have worked out a method for bypassing the iOS and Android marketplace transactions, by luring people into making transactions via the Facebook-Bango interface instead.

Facebook announced back in June the deployment of its payment platform that took over for the previous virtual currency method.  Previously it was rumored that Facebook was in the process of developing its own smartphone, but Mark Zuckerberg dropped the ‘Facebook smartphone doesn’t make sense’ bomb and, well, I suppose that was that.

So instead of making the leap to hardware, Facebook will continue with its core competency, which is social networking.