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

    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 (well, technically tomorrow) the feature is leaving beta and will be available to all Venmo users. The feature will make it easy for anyone with Venmo to quickly pay in other apps. Users will first… Read More

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

    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 platforms give their merchants easier ways to enable payments on their online storefronts. It also lets service providers access customer and transaction data on merchants’ behalf. Read More

  • 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. Already with 18 million users, PayPal is expanding its One Touch checkout to 120 new countries. Read More

  • Venmo Halts New Developer Access To Its API

    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 January with $1 billion transferred in its peer-to-peer payments app, Venmo just shot itself in the foot. After six years of providing an API for developers to build experiences atop its money… Read More

  • How Venmo Won In One Of The Most Crowded Spaces In Tech Crunch Network

    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 wedding gift and you understand the headache that can be caused by friends dealing with money. Who wants to deal with cash or checks when you can send money in a tap? Read More

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

    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 competitors in the payments space is today publishing numbers that underscores how it’s growing, too. PayPal division Braintree, which the payments company acquired in September 2013 for $800… Read More

  • The Payments Tipping Point Will Be In 2015 Crunch Network

    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 noise in the tech community this year with the introduction of technologies like One Touch payments and Apple Pay, you would think that digital payments have taken over the wo 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

  • 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