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WHERE Ads Rebranded as PayPal Media Network WHERE Ads Rebranded as PayPal Media Network
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PayPal’s official blog has just announced that it’s WHERE advertising platform has been rebranded as the PayPal Media Network. Roughly a year ago, eBay acquired local commerce company WHERE, one of the largest mobile location-based advertising networks, and the name …

Over 200,000 Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here Over 200,000 Merchants Have Signed Up For PayPal Here
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Back in March PayPal launched their Square competitor, PayPal Here. Like Square, PayPal Here is a mobile payments solution geared primarily to small businesses (though any business can use it). The service includes a free app available for both iOS …

Square Increases Payment Volume by 25% Square Increases Payment Volume by 25%

As you may already know, Square Inc., the new mobile card reader and payment service, is becoming more popular with merchants. In fact, they have increased their payment volume by 25% since March. Currently they are processing payments at an …

YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here YMCA First Non-Profit to Use PayPal Here

PayPal’s official blog has just announced that the YMCA is the first non-profit organization to use its new Paypal Here platform to accept donations. PayPal Here, similar to Square’s Card Reader system, charges a 2.7% fee on all transactions, as …

eBay’s First Quarter Forecasts Continuation of Year Over Year Profits eBay’s First Quarter Forecasts Continuation of Year Over Year Profits
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eBay Inc. was pleased to report today that revenue for Q1FY12 increased 29% to $3.3 billion, compared to the same period of 2011. They recorded Q1 net income on a GAAP basis of $570 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, …

PayPal Payments Launches With Standard, Advanced And Pro Versions PayPal Payments Launches With Standard, Advanced And Pro Versions

PayPal announced the launch of PayPal Payments, which is a single product with three tiers of functionality for small businesses in the U.S. The tiers are Standard (free), Advanced ($5 a month) and Pro ($30 a month). Her’s the full …

Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff Square Hires Tesla Executive; Plans to Double Staff

Bloomberg reports Square Inc. is making an effort to double their staff this year. Producing credit card readers for the mobile device industry, they handled over $4 billion in transactions just last year. Squares main competitors include Intuit Inc., and …

PayPal Accepted At Gas Pumps (Cumberland Farms) PayPal Accepted At Gas Pumps (Cumberland Farms)
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PayPal is moving into an important payments space – the gas pump. The company announced a new partnership with Cumberland Farms, one of the largest networks of convenience stores in the North East. Customers will be able to pay at …

New PayPal President David Marcus Talks About Past, Present & Future New PayPal President David Marcus Talks About Past, Present & Future

In case you’d like to know a bit more about the new president of PayPal, eBay’s Richard Brewer-Hay posted an interview with David Marcus on the eBay Ink blog for that very reason. News of Marcus’ appointment to the President …

David Marcus Named PayPal President At eBay David Marcus Named PayPal President At eBay
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PayPal has a new President, and his name is David Marcus. He’s been with the company since last year. He came over when PayPal acquired Zong, and became PayPal’s VP of Mobile. eBay CEO John Donahoe writes on the PayPal …

Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted
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Last April, Square announced that it would be launching an encrypted version of its card reader in the summer. Here we are nearly a year later, and the company is now reportedly shipping encrypted versions. VentureBeat reports that all Square …

Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here” Pay With Square Replaces Square Card Case As PayPal Is Now “Here”

Last May, Square unveiled an app called Card Case, which included a mobile tab system, where users could set up tabs at various places and order their purchases with automatic payments. Now, the app, available for iOS and Android, has …

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 Bringing Its Services To China And India PayPal Bringing Its Services To China And India

PayPal is one of the largest names in the online payment industry. It makes it super easy to make online transactions across national borders. Making the transactions with other people within your borders is a bit trickier if you happen …

PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here PayPal Here: PayPal’s Square Competitor is Here

We previously reported on rumors that PayPal was getting ready to launch a Square competitor. Now, the rumors have become reality, as today, PayPal unveiled PayPal Here. Like Square, it comes with a card reader you plug into your smartphone …

PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo PayPal Digital Wallet Unveiled At SXSW: Here’s 20 Minutes Of Demo
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PayPal introduced a new digital wallet today at SXSW. “This is the future of what PayPal is going to be looking like over the coming months,” PayPal VP, Global Product & Experience, Sam Shrauger declares. He actually discussed the offering …

Big Reversal On Erotica Policy By PayPal Big Reversal On Erotica Policy By PayPal
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Last month, PayPal notified a number of important e-book distributors and gave them a surprising mandate to remove certain erotica categories from their catalogs or else. The categories included any erotica that covered rape, incest and beastiality. The “or else” …

PayPal Rumored To Launch Square-like Smartphone Dongle PayPal Rumored To Launch Square-like Smartphone Dongle

Now that Square’s off and running in the credit card-swiping-from-mobile-phone market, PayPal is realizing that they should probably get in on the action. According to sources that spoke to GigaOM, PayPal will announce on Thursday that it’s launching a service …

PayPal Vice President Eric Salvatierra Struck By Commuter Train, Killed PayPal Vice President Eric Salvatierra Struck By Commuter Train, Killed
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PayPal Vice President Eric Salvatierra has been struck and killed by a commuter train in Menlo Park, California. His remains were identified yesterday by the coroner of San Mateo County. According to the San Mateo County Times, Salvatierra was struck …

Tweet A Beer: Send Your Buddies A Brew Via Twitter Tweet A Beer: Send Your Buddies A Brew Via Twitter
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I’m not in the business of buying my friends beer. First off, I have a limited amount of funds and a personal need for beer. A lot of people like to pay people back by buying them a beer. No …

PayPal Agrees to Ban Books with Obscene Content PayPal Agrees to Ban Books with Obscene Content

PayPal is sparking some tension in the publishing world by requesting that e-book contributors ban books that contain ÔÇťobscene themes including rape, bestiality or incest.” PayPal notified Mark Coker, founder of e-book publisher and distributor of Smashwords, that it would …