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Big Holiday Deals from PayPal & Google Checkout

Google’s Checkout and eBay’s PayPal unit are showing off their big holiday offers, designed to get you to use their services when making your holiday purchases online.

Fake EUR Paypal Phishing Emails

Just received a string of clever phishing scam emails through different email addresses I operate.

I know they are phishing attempts because:

1. They do not address myself in a personal sense, ie, by name
2. They are being sent to addresses I do not use for Paypal transactions

However, they are quite convincing because even in the junkmail folder, these emails appear to have standard HREF links to the Paypal.com website.

Paypal Unveils Virtual Credit Card

PayPal has partnered with MasterCard to release the PayPal Secure Card. It’s a virtual credit card that generates a unique credit card number for each online transaction. Nothing new here, except as of tomorrow you can download software so you can easily use the service on any site, regardless if they accept Paypal or not. PayPal has been testing the feature with 3 million of its customers this past year.

Hacker Faces 60 Years

A Los Angeles computer security consultant has admitted to hijacking more than 250,000 PCs to steal money and identities.

PayPal, Yahoo, Expand Phishing Net
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Earlier today Yahoo, eBay and PayPal announced that they were partnering to protect users from phishing scams, with technology developed by Yahoo called DomainKeys.

PayPal Introduces Pay Later Option
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eBay owned PayPal has launched a new payment service called PayPal Pay Later that allows merchants to offer promotional financing.

PayPal Flashing Cash For Facebook Apps
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Looking for inroads to 30 million and growing Facebook users, PayPal is asking third-party developers to create the next killer PayPal app for the social network.

Most eBay Users Satisfied
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Seventy percent of consumers who made purchases on eBay in the last year were highly satisfied with their experience according to a new survey from Consumer Reports.

PayPal Introduces Security Key
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PayPal has introduced the PayPal Security Key for its customers at the eBay Live Conference in Boston.

EBay Sellers Get Some Help, Online and Off
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The eBay Developers Conference in Boston offers up some juicy tidbits for online retailers, from forthcoming third-party applications and research tools to ways to hire certified developers to create widgets for your website.

Google Offers Olive Branch To eBay
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In an apparent change of heart Google canceled their "Let Freedom Ring" event that would have been an attempt to steal eBay’s thunder and attract sellers away from the eBay Live event.

EBay DevCon: PayPal Goes Mobile

After a limpid reception in the US of PayPal’s "Text2Buy" and "Text2Give" features, eBay has launched PayPal Mobile Checkout, a platform more closely mirroring the Web version.

eBay And Google Get Medieval

eBay has removed all of its paid search ads from Google’s AdWords network in the U.S. eBay is keeping its AdWords campaigns outside of the U.S. according to eBay spokesman Hani Durzy.

TheFind Launches Shopping Search Engine for PayPal
TheFind.com, a discovery shopping search engine that debuted in 2006, has launched a shopping search engine that allows you to search for products being offered by tens of thousands of merchants that accept PayPal payments.

Yahoo Publisher Network Offers PayPal
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Site publishers have wanted a faster payment method than waiting for snail mail to bring a check for their ad display earnings.

Online Shoppers Worry About Security
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Eight in 10 consumers who had a preference said they would spend more online if they had a safe substitute to credit cards, according to Javelin Strategy and Research’s "2007 Annual Javelin Consumer Payment Poll".

PayPal To Expand Service In Europe
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Online payments company Paypal has received a banking license in Luxembourg and will move its European operations there.

Online Payment Preferences Of Young Consumers
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JupiterResearch says that younger consumers under the age of 35 are developing different payment habits than adults over 35.

PayPal Launches New Partner Program
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PayPal is introducing a new partner program. The program will offer special benefits to e-commerce and financial service providers that incorporate PayPal’s Express Checkout to their merchant customers.

Yahoo Auctions Ending Their Run
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In June, Yahoo will give up competing with eBay and other auction sites in the US and Canada by shuttering Yahoo Auctions.

Google Steps on eBay’s Toes
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Google has set up a system to provide content recommendations and random site navigation based on information contained within a user’s search history and preferences, which would seem to be a step onto StumbleUpon’s turf. If the eBay purchase of StubmleUpon goes through, we could have a classic confrontation.

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