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News Scan: Apple to refund $32.5M to consumers; Micro-windmills to recharge mobile devices; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Jan. 16, including the large payout Apple is making for accidental in-app purchases, turning your mobile device into a wind farm, the prevalence of mobile payments among members of Generation Y, how Google plans to save users' money while they surf the Internet on a mobile device and the spinoff of Raizlabs.

Apple details payout process for in-app purchase settlement

Four months after agreeing to pay out more than $100 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by parents whose children purchased virtual goods and enhancements sold inside iPhone and iPad applications without permission, Apple is sending out notices detailing the settlement and deadlines for submitting reimbursement requests.

'Candy Crush Saga' maker King ditches in-app advertising business

King, the company behind the wildly popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, announced it will discontinue its mobile advertising efforts, instead focusing solely on revenue from in-app purchases.

Nokia overhauls Asha operating system, adds in-app payments

Nokia unveiled an updated version of its low-cost Asha platform, promising developers an open, standards-based environment for creating applications targeting consumers in emerging markets.

Fortumo extends in-app payments to Windows Phone

Fortumo is bringing its mobile payments platform to Windows Phone, enabling developers to integrate in-app purchase functionality into applications written for the Microsoft mobile operating system as well as Windows 8 and Windows RT using a single SDK.

Barnes & Noble, Fortumo team for in-app purchases on Nook

Barnes & Noble is partnering with mobile payment services firm Fortumo to offer in-app purchase capabilities across Android applications optimized for the bookseller's Nook tablets and e-readers.

Juniper: Examining the state of the in-app purchase

Those operating within the mobile games space, or indeed wider apps space, will be well aware of the elusive "in-app purchase." Used by developers, publishers and app stores as a means of monetizing users, purchasing virtual currencies and in-game items has become commonplace and the practice features in many of the top grossing games.

Apple agrees to $100M settlement over kids' in-app purchases

Apple has agreed to pay out more than $100 million to settle a class action lawsuit filed by parents whose children purchased virtual goods and enhancements sold inside iPhone and iPad applications without permission.