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  • Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

    Apple Store Online Now Accepts PayPal In U.S. And U.K.

    Customers looking for more payment options for that next Mac or iPhone just got a new choice – PayPal. The online payments giant is now available at checkout on Apple’s online retail channel in both the U.S. and U.K., and Apple is also promoting PayPal’s Credit system, which offers buyers using that method up to 18 months to pay off a purchase without interest. Read More

  • How To Hire When Everyone Wants To Found Their Own Startup

    How To Hire When Everyone Wants To Found Their Own Startup

    Back before founding a company was cool, it was a lot easier to get a lot of smart people in a room. Rock stars were hireable because they weren’t forging their own paths. That led to powerhouse teams like the “PayPal Mafia” seen below. Read More

  • PayPal Reports Record-Breaking Number Of Black Friday Shoppers And Sales On Mobile

    PayPal Reports Record-Breaking Number Of Black Friday Shoppers And Sales On Mobile

    The move to offer online shoppers earlier access to Black Friday deals – beginning as early as Thanksgiving Day this year – resulted in record-breaking numbers of consumers shopping on mobile, reports PayPal. Based on its online commerce data, the company reports having seen a 47% increase in PayPal global mobile payment volume on Thanksgiving compared with Thanksgiving 2013, and a… Read More

  • PayPal’s Bitcoin Integration And The Future Of Digital Currency Adoption

    PayPal’s Bitcoin Integration And The Future Of Digital Currency Adoption

    Recently, PayPal announced several partnerships aimed towards enabling certain PayPal merchants to be able to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment from their customers. This was a significant announcement on multiple fronts as many had wondered if and what PayPal’s foray into the crypto-currency space would be. Read More

  • To Create A Habit, Focus On The Reward

    To Create A Habit, Focus On The Reward

    On May 1, 1981, American Airlines launched its frequent flyer program AAdvantage. Since then, a flood of loyalty programs have attempted to bring customers back through rewards. Today, you can become a card-carrying member of just about anything: hotels, supermarkets, drugstores and pizza chains. If you’re in a store, chances are someone will ask, “Would you like to join our… Read More

  • Braintree Now Lets Merchants In Europe Sign Up With An Email, A URL And A Blurb

    Braintree Now Lets Merchants In Europe Sign Up With An Email, A URL And A Blurb

    While PayPal continues to work out its frenemy relationship with Apple, and figure out how it will chart its life as a company separate from its owner eBay, its mobile and developer-friendly payments subsidiary Braintree, acquired in 2013 for $800 million, is launching a new service that will let merchants sign up to the platform with only an email address, URL and short company description. Read More

  • With McD’s Using Apple Pay, PayPal Scoops Up Burger King For Fast Mobile Sales

    With McD’s Using Apple Pay, PayPal Scoops Up Burger King For Fast Mobile Sales

    A short code for a Whopper, or a tap for a Big Mac? On the heels of McDonald’s working with Apple to let iPhone users buy Big Macs and more using Apple Pay, PayPal — Apple’s burgeoning rival in payments — has inked a deal with McD’s long-time fast-food competitor, Burger King, to power a mobile payment service at its chain of restaurants, by way of a new Burger… Read More

  • Marc Andreessen Steps Down From eBay’s Board Ahead Of Split With PayPal

    Marc Andreessen Steps Down From eBay’s Board Ahead Of Split With PayPal

    Investor and Silicon Valley kingpin Marc Andreessen is stepping down from eBay’s board of directors after a six year tenure. Andreessen announced the move on Twitter — as he often does — noting that it had been “an absolute privilege” to work with eBay President and CEO John Donahoe. 2/It’s been an absolute privilege to serve with John, Pierre, and team, and… Read More

  • Hacked Screenshots Show Friend-To-Friend Payments Feature Hidden In Facebook Messenger

    Hacked Screenshots Show Friend-To-Friend Payments Feature Hidden In Facebook Messenger

    Facebook Messenger is all set up to allow friends to send each other money. All Facebook has to do is turn on the feature, according to screenshots and video taken using iOS app exploration developer tool Cycript by Stanford computer science student Andrew Aude. Messenger’s payment option lets users send money in a message similar to how they can send a photo. Users can add a debit card… Read More

  • Ebay’s Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding

    Ebay’s Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding

    eBay hasn’t been a big deal since Beanie Babies. Back when an auction was the coolest thing on the web and real-time JavaScript countdown timers were all the rage, eBay’s main draw was a sort of theatre of commerce aimed at the bored and competitive. You, too, could win a genuine fake quartz Rolex or a broken Barney Rubble bank if you put in the time. The auction/commerce… Read More

  • eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separate Companies

    eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separate Companies

    eBay and PayPal are going their separate ways, with the payments company moving out from under the eBay umbrella to form its own, publicly-traded company. The move follows a strategic review conducted by eBay, Inc. and its Board of Directors, and is intended to help both businesses grow faster in their respective markets. The spin-out of PayPal is expected to be complete by the second half… Read More

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