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  • 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

  • Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug

    Bitcoin’s Price Skyrockets Following PayPal’s Hug

    This morning, PayPal rolled out broader support for bitcoin, allowing merchants to accept the cryptocurrency as payment for digital goods. The reaction to bitcoin itself has been immediate and positive. The PayPal integration is minor — users won’t be able to start stashing their bitcoin in their PayPal accounts, but merchants that use certain PayPal services, and are located in… Read More

  • PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods

    PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods

    Bitcoin’s momentum among key merchants and platforms on the web keeps accelerating. After hinting at it a few weeks ago when Braintree enabled Bitcoin-based transactions for PayPal developers, the company is now enabling Bitcoin across the PayPal network for merchants of digital goods. The company has expressed interest in bitcoin for a while, with eBay CEO John Donahoe saying in the… Read More

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