Elon Musk is the ultimate doomsday prepper

As our fractured planet stumbles toward the end of the second decade of its new millennium it’s become de rigueur among a certain class of the super rich to create contingency plans for possible

The FTC settles with Venmo over a series of privacy and security violations

The FTC announced today it has settled with PayPal over a complaint about the company’s handling of privacy disclosures in its peer-to-peer payments app Venmo, its lack of disclosure over the sp

Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success”

Contributor Contributor More posts by this contributor The dinner that destroyed Gawker Author Ryan Holiday on “the nature of world-altering success” It could be said that the first few ye

Acorns, the financial management service for everyone else, adds 3 million users

Acorns, the financial management service focused on getting low- and middle-income households to invest and save responsibly, has reached 3 million users in the United States. The company has roughly

Zelle users are finding out the hard way there’s no fraud protection

Scammers have taken to Zelle, the Venmo alternative backed by U.S. banks, to defraud consumers who believe the service includes the same protections they’ve come to expect from PayPal. A number

WeTravel builds a payment platform for small travel businesses

WeTravel wants to be the payment platform for small travel companies and group trips. Founded by three immigrant entrepreneurs who met at University of California, Berkeley, the company has just close

PayPal beats Wall Street quarterly expectations; shares fall on eBay partnership change

PayPal beat The Street when it reported fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The global payments giant surpassed analyst expectations for both sales and profit. The company reported $3

Sellers can now invoice buyers through PayPal’s new chat extension for Messenger

PayPal and Facebook are expanding their integrations today with the launch of an extension for Messenger that allows PayPal sellers to invoice buyers directly through private messaging. The feature is

PayPal to sell $6 billion in consumer loans to Synchrony Financial

PayPal announced today it has agreed to sell $5.8 billion in consumer credit receivables to Synchrony Financial, in an expanded relationship between the companies. The deal also includes Synchrony&#82

PayPal launches Money Pools, where groups chip in to raise money to buy things

When Airbnb acquired and subsequently shut down Tilt — a platform that let people pool together to pay for items or events — many (including former Tilt employees) were left wondering wha

Apple, Salesforce and PayPal join LGBT cause in Supreme Court wedding cake case

A handful of tech companies have signed onto a friend of the court brief in the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. TechCrunch has confirmed that so fa

PayPal launches a payments product designed for marketplaces, platforms and crowdfunding sites

PayPal today is beginning the rollout of a new product designed for customers operating larger online marketplaces, like ride-sharing platforms, crowdfunding portals, peer-to-peer e-commerce sites, ro

You can now PayPal friends in Messenger and get help via chat

PayPal users in the U.S. will now be able to send and receive person-to-person payments over Facebook Messenger, the company announced this morning. The deeper integration with Messenger’s platf

PayPal’s quarter exceeded expectations across the board

PayPal, the digital payments company, shared its growing financials after the bell on Thursday. Shares ticked up about 4 percent in initial after-hours trading.

Venmo is offering users an (ugly) physical debit card

After Square unveiled a free debit card that would be tied to their Square Cash App, it was only a matter of time until we saw Venmo do something similar. TechCrunch has learned that Venmo is inviting

Zelle, the U.S. banks’ Venmo rival, will launch its mobile app next week

Zelle, the PayPal rival backed by more than 30 U.S. banks, is preparing to launch its standalone mobile app on Tuesday, September 12th. The move is meant to give the U.S. banking industry a foothold i

PayPal launches its first cash back credit card to boost PayPal usage in stores

PayPal is today launching a new credit card, the PayPal Cashback MasterCard – its first card to offer shoppers direct cash back on purchases, instead of points that vary by category. The card, i

Nintendo adds PayPal support to the Nintendo Switch

Nintendo has added a new payment option for eShop purchases on the Nintendo Switch and on its website. Starting today, you can now link your Nintendo account to your PayPal account and pay for future

PayPal to acquire Swift Financial to bolster small business lending

Global payments processing company PayPal announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire Swift Financial, which provides small business owners with working capital. Terms of the deal were not di

You can now use PayPal through Skype’s mobile app

The PayPal partnerships keep coming. The still growing payments giant today announced a new deal with Skype that will allow users in 22 countries worldwide to send money to other Skype users through a
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