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Yibin (yē-bĭn) or Ipin (ē-bĭn), city (1994 est. pop. 261,300), S Sichuan prov., China. It is a commercial and communications center at the junction of the Min and the Chang rivers, the last port for upriver traffic, and the gateway to Yunnan prov. It has a diverse industrial base that includes a chemical plant and a paper mill. The city was formerly called Suifu.
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(Hsiuchou), a city in China in Szechwan Province, on the left bank of the Yangtze River at the mouth of the Min River. Ipin is a river port and has a large railway station. Population, 212,000 (1959, estimate). In Ipin are located metallurgical, chemical, machine-building, paper, textile, and tanning industries, as well as wine-making and other branches of the food industry.

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An earlier Web payment service from iPIN, Belmont, CA that specialized in premium digital content billed to third party accounts via Internet service providers (ISPs) and Internet content providers (ICPs).

The U.S. company merged in 2003 with Irish technology firm Network 365, and rebranded itself as Valista Ltd. Valista, Dublin, Ireland/San Mateo, CA (www.valista.com) operates as a global payments firm that offers online and mobile commerce payment technology. By 2007, the company processed over 20 million payment transactions a month. See Web payment service.
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