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Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook, integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave and more

Microsoft Pay — Microsoft’s answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet — is getting a little more useful today. At Build, Microsoft

Braintree launches Extend to integrate loyalty, fraud prevention and other services into payments

Braintree, the division of PayPal that provides payment services to e-commerce and other online businesses, is making its latest move to help raise its game against competitors like Stripe. It is laun

Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches CubeSat with experimental water detection tech

Planetary Resources, the space mining company backed by Google's Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroids and othe

PayPal shares up 7% after better-than-expected earnings

PayPal, the payments company, posted first-quarter earnings results after the bell on Wednesday. After surpassing analyst estimates with an adjusted 44 cents per share, compared to the 41 cents that m

PayPal continues to see strong revenue growth

PayPal reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday, and they were just what investors were expecting. The stock was flat in initial after-hours trading. Revenue came in at $2.98 billio

PayPal ramps up mobile payments business

PayPal reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. The global payments company reported an 18% increase in revenue at $2.67 billion, when analysts were expecting $2.65 billion. Adjuste

Bryan Johnson invests $100 million in Kernel to unlock the power of the human brain

Earlier this year, former Braintree founder Bryan Johnson publicly announced his plans to forge Kernel, a company with the sole purpose of building hardware and software to augment human intelligence.

Dooze is an alarm clock with consequences

I’m not a morning person and the snooze button on my alarm clock regularly gets a workout. If you suffer from the same issue (and own an Amazon Echo or similar Alex-enabled device), then maybe

You can now use Venmo to pay for things inside other apps

In January Venmo announced that users will soon be able to use Venmo to pay inside other apps, similar to how most e-commerce apps already offer PayPal or Apple Pay as payment options. And now (we

PayPal’s Braintree Auth launches to bring its payments platform to more merchants, service providers

Following yesterday's news of Square's entry into the online checkout space, the PayPal-owned payments platform Braintree today announced the launch of Braintree Auth. The system lets e-commerce platf

PayPal makes money every time you use Uber, Airbnb

PayPal has been going through some big changes since separating from eBay last year. The company recently introduced a redesigned app and is now monetizing its popular peer-to-peer payments app, Venmo

Venmo Halts New Developer Access To Its API

This is not how you run a platform. Developers remember. Pull the rug out from under them once, and they’ll be reluctant to stand with you in the future. So despite having a record-setting Janua

How Venmo Won In One Of The Most Crowded Spaces In Tech

Seamless peer-to-peer mobile payments have been considered inevitable for quite a while. And for good reason: One experience figuring out the bill at a group dinner party or splitting the cost of a we

Braintree To Break $50B In Payment Volume In 2015, Now Has 154M Cards On File

As Apple Pay continues its expansion to more retailers and payment providers (most recently, it appears, in-store at Best Buy), and Stripe continues its expansion march, another one of the big competi

The Payments Tipping Point Will Be In 2015

Payments are finally cool. And the more than 1,500 payments startups on Angel List that believe they have cracked the code to solve a piece of the payments puzzle attest to this. Given all the nois

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

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

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

PayPal Rolls Out One-Touch Mobile Checkout For Apps

Mobile commerce today is still challenging with complicated checkout flows that see users bouncing between screens, and having to tap out their personal information on tiny screens and keyboards. PayP

PayPal Makes Good On Its Braintree Acquisition With Launch Of New Developer Tools, The Braintree v.zero SDK

Payments gateway Braintree is making its first significant product announcement since its acquisition by PayPal last year, with the launch of a jointly developed Braintree SDK (software development ki
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