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Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard
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Mozilla is all about Web standards. The non-profit has made it clear that it wants to move the Web away from plug-ins and third party services to Web APIs that will work across any browser. It’s latest venture tackles a …

Dwolla Now Lets You Pay For Stuff Online Without An Account Dwolla Now Lets You Pay For Stuff Online Without An Account
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Dwolla, the online payments startup that made a name for itself with an investment from celebri-preneur Ashton Kutcher, is now offering a payment option that you don’t even have to have an account to use. “Today,” Dwolla says, “is about …

PayPal Gets a Much Needed Website Makeover PayPal Gets a Much Needed Website Makeover
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No doubt PayPal is a leader in the payment industry, but many thought the website could use a little refresh. Apparently so did PayPal, because today they are expected to unveil a much needed redesign of their main website. According …

PayPal Here: A Thousand Sign-Ups Per Hour PayPal Here: A Thousand Sign-Ups Per Hour

PayPal Here was announced last week as the competitor to Square, a mobile payment option for small businesses. It’s a new service that allows users to make secure transactions using a card reader that plugs into the coaxial jack on …

PayPal to Take Over Mobile and Social Apps
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PayPal has opened its global payments platform called PayPal X, providing new APIs, a new developer portal, and some introductory services pricing to help developers take advantage of PayPal X to build businesses.

"The whole world is going digital, and the future of how we communicate, how we get information, and even how we transact, is in the hands of developers," said PayPal President Scott Thompson. "The network is the platform on which the potential of digital money will be fully realized."

Amazon Offers Payment Services for Charity Donations
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Amazon announced today that its Amazon Payments is now being accepted by a number of charities. Organizations include:

Google Reduces Restictions on Google Checkout

Google has made a change to its content restrictions for Google Checkout. Google Checkout now allows the sale of real estate rentals, timeshares, and day sight-seeing tours.

Facebook Meets Google Checkout
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Back in May, it was reported that Facebook was going to begin testing a payments system. This inevitably led to discussion about how Facebook might be preparing to take on products like PayPal and Google Checkout.

eBay Terminates Checks and Money Orders
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Today eBay announced via FAQ that starting in late October, the only acceptable payment methods to use when purchasing items on the auction site will be:

Accepting Payments Online Without a Merchant Account

Do you really need a merchant account?