据allfacebook报道，Facebook发言人日前通过一封邮件确认了公司已成立了一家子公司的消息，“和许多公司的组织结构一样，我们建立了一家名为Facebook Payments的子公司，帮助解决与Facebook Credits项目有关的开发商计费业务。”
但有不少人猜测，这家子公司的业务范围并不仅局限于Facebook Credits项目，因为该公司相关备注文件中使用的是很笼统的字眼来描述Facebook Payments运营计划：“本公司成立目的是处理与交易有关的事务，或所有合法运营项目。”
游戏邦认为，如果Facebook Payments的支付服务项目在线上和线下两个终端全面突破，这一点也并不令人意外，要知道Facebook Payments项目还正向美国多个地区进行登记。
这家子公司是在加州法律框架下注册成立，目前执掌业务的三名高管分别是：首席财务总监David Ebersman、合作伙伴关系和平台市场营销副总裁Dan Rose，以及副总裁兼总顾问Ted Ullyot。
该公司总裁兼董事长是Prashant Fuloria，但据美国爱荷华州务卿在3月1日批准通过的文件显示，该公司首席财务总监却是Jas Athwal。
Facebook Creates Payments Subsidiary
Facebook has created an official subsidiary to handle payments.
A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed the move in an email, saying, “As is common in many company structures, we have established a subsidiary called Facebook Payments Inc. that helps handle payments to developers related to our Facebook Credits program.”
Some speculate that the subsidiary could expand beyond Credits, simply because the incorporation documents use very general terms about Facebook Payments’ business plans: “The corporation is organized for the purpose of transacting any or all lawful business.”
Facebook Credits has already extended somewhat beyond that social network through several applications, including programs that convert the currency for use on other websites, and stored value cards sold by a growing number of retailers.
It’s not too great a stretch of the imagination to continue the card theme into a whole point-of-sale payments business extending offline and online — which seems all the more possible given how the Facebook Payments business continues to register in a growing number of states.
The Facebook Payments subsidiary has incorporated under Florida state law, and has three of Facebook’s top executives as directors: Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman, Vice President of Partnerships and Platform Marketing Dan Rose, and Vice President and General Counsel Ted Ullyot.
The subidiary’s president and chief executive is Prashant Fuloria, according to a “certificate of authority” issued March 1 by the Idaho secretary of state. That document lists the chief financial officer as Jas Athwal.
A job listing for a controller for the subsidiary that reportedly appeared on Facebook’s careers page no longer shows up, but we don’t know whether that means the job has been filled or simply that the recruitment for that position might take another direction.（source:allfacebook）