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PayPal Ad Ruined Christmas, Say Pissed Off Parents

PayPal Ad Ruined Christmas, Say Pissed Off Parents

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority could launch an investigation into a PayPal ad that many parents say spoils the Santa secret. The ad, which first aired on Sunday during The X Factor, features two kids worrying about not getting any Christmas presents. “I don’t think we;’re getting any Christmas presents this year,” says one child to his brother. “Have you …

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PayPal Launches PayPal Here Chip Card Reader In U.S.

PayPal Launches PayPal Here Chip Card Reader In U.S.

The PayPal Here Chip Card Reader has been around in the UK and Australia for about two years, and on September 30, it will be available in the U.S. The device works with iOS and Android and accepts chip card transactions, magnetic stripe, and contactless NFC transactions from Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and others. “It is important that …

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PayPal Gives You Your Own Link to Request Money

PayPal Gives You Your Own Link to Request Money

PayPal has just launched its own peer-to-peer payment service to compete with the likes of Square Cash and Google Wallet. It’s called PayPal.me, and it’s a custom URL that’s linked to your PayPal account. Users can send their custom URL to friends and family as an easy way to request money. “PayPal.Me is a free, simple, and personal way to …

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PayPal Updates Online Invoicing Offering

PayPal just launched a new online invoicing product, which utilizes the functionality of the existing PayPal invoicing and adds features to help merchants bill more efficiently and get paid faster. There are new invoice template options, partial payment functionality, the ability to record cash or check payments, the ability to CC others on an email invoice, the ability to share …

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PayPal Extends One Touch Payment Feature To Web

PayPal announced the launch of One Touch for Web, enabling users to pay for things around the web without user IDs and passwords after their first login. The feature was first launched on mobile devices back in August. Since the mobile launch, merchants including Airbnb, Boxed, Jane.com, Lyft, Munchery, and YPlan have added One Touch to their services. “Not only …

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You’ll Soon Be Able To Pay With PayPal At Burger King

PayPal announced that Burger King customers will soon be able to pay for their meals using PayPal thanks to a collaboration between PayPal and Tillster and one between Tillster and Burger King. This is in the U.S. “Tillster worked with Burger King Corporation to develop the Burger King app (available for iOS and Android), which offers customers increased convenience and …

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Andreessen Leaves eBay’s Board of Directors

Marc Andreessen announced he is resigning from eBay’s board of directors as the company prepares to split into two separate entities: eBay and PayPal. Andreessen has been on the board for six years. He joined in September of 2008. He said that now is the right time to step down with the split-up on the way. eBay President and CEO …

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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 12%

eBay released its earnings report for the third quarter with revenue growth of 12%. Payments volume was up 29% while eBay Marketplaces volume growth was 9%. As you probably know, eBay and PayPal are splitting up next year. eBay CEO John Donahoe said, “Rapidly changing competitive environments in commerce and payments underscore the opportunities for eBay and PayPal, and highlight …

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What The eBay PayPal Split-Up Means For Them And For You

Big news in the world of e-commerce. eBay announced that it will separate eBay and PayPal into two independent, publicly-trade companies next year. Do you expect each of these companies to thrive separately? Let us know what you think. Investor Carl Icahn had famously called for such a spin-off, and it looks like he is now getting his wish. He’s …

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PayPal Announces Support For Bitcoin Processors

PayPal announced that it will now let merchants accept Bitcoin payments by way of processors BitPay, Coinbase, and GoCoin, which it says have taken steps to ensure customer protection. It will enable this via the PayPal Payments Hub in North America. PayPal has not added Bitcoin as a currency in its digital wallet, and it is not processing Bitcoin payments …

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PayPal Here Hits Android Tablets

PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor PayPal launched over two years ago. They’ve just now made the app available for Android tablets. “We want you, the businesses we work with, to be able to accept payments wherever you are and on whatever device works best for your business,” the company says in a blog post. “Earlier …

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PayPal Launches SDK For Card Reader ‘PayPal Here’

PayPal announced the launch of the new PayPal Here SDK aimed at making it easier for businesses to sell in-store from their iOS or Android device. PayPal Here is the card reader offering and Square competitor the company launched over two years ago. The company says this about the new SDK: The PayPal Here SDK, though complex in its capabilities, …

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eBay Could Spin Off PayPal Next Year [Report]

A new report out today from The Information says that eBay is considering spinning off PayPal as soon as next year – a move investor Carl Icahn very publicly called on eBay to make earlier this year. Jessica Lessin reports: Ebay has been telling potential recruits for the position of PayPal CEO that it’s considering spinning off the payments business …

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PayPal Announces One Touch Payment Feature

As you may recall, eBay bought payments platform Braintree for $800 million last fall. Now, PayPal and Braintree have introduced One Touch, a new way to pay for things in mobile apps. In fact, it’s the fastest way to do so, according to the company. One Touch payments are open for developer beta with select merchants for the time being. …

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Google Announces Google Play Payment Improvements And Expansions

Google announced the addition of PayPal support for Google Play in 12 countries as well expanded carrier billing and gift card availability. The company says sales of apps and games on Google Play are already up by over 300% versus last year, with two-thirds of them happening outside of the U.S. These announcements are aimed at fueling that momentum. Users …

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PayPal Just Revealed Its New Logo

PayPal announced today that it has a new logo, and is altering its brand identity. Behold: “When PayPal was first founded in 1998, our image was designed for the online world…making it easier to pay and get paid online…right as consumers were considering e-commerce for the first time,” says Christina Smedley, Vice President, Global Brand at PayPal. “Today, online is …

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PayPal Will Let You Approve Payments Using Your Fingerprint On The Galaxy S5

Sooner or late, we’re all going to be using biometric data when shopping for anything. While it’s not exactly a fool proof method, it’s certainly better than the current magnetic strips found on credit and debit cards. While such a future is still years away, early adopters who use PayPal can start authenticating purchases with their fingerprints in March. PayPal …

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“Tips for Jesus” Tip Thrown Away by Waiter

The year is 2014 and we all now know Harold Camping was wrong; the world did not end in 2011. Regardless of that fact, there are many people out there who still believe the rapture is imminent and that Jesus is coming any minute now. So, what better way to atone for one’s sins immediately by leaving outrageously large tips …

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Business Owner Details Getting ‘Screwed By Square’

Alex Shvartsman runs a small store called Kings Games in Brooklyn as well as its e-commerce counterpart. He’s been a longtime Square Reader user, and was an early adopter of Square Market, the company’s online storefront for small businesses. “I’ve used the Square Reader (the little square dongle) for close to two years, and their e-commerce site almost literally since …

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PayPal Acquires Mobile App Platform Developers StackMob

PayPal has acquired mobile application development firm StackMob. The company’s engineers will join the PayPal team. The StackMob team has roots coming from JBoss/Red Hat, NexTag, Zynga, Cisco and Salesforce. The company has been backed by Trinity Ventures, Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, Founder Collective and Charles River Ventures. “StackMob is best known for its outstanding work in developing a platform …

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PayPal Opens Online Store For Digital Gift Cards

PayPal announced the launch of its new Digital Gifts store, which is a destination where people can purchase digital gift cards from a variety of merchants. For now, there are only iTunes gift cards from Apple, but PayPal says it will be adding more soon. “Gift cards are the most popular presents this holiday season and generally one of the …

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PayPal Makes It Easier To Pay With Prepaid Gift Cards

PayPal announced that it now supports prepaid gift cards in that consumers can use them anywhere that accepts PayPal. This is just in time for the holidays, when many people will be getting these cards as gifts. As PayPal explains, these gifts often come with a burden attached to them. “A lot of e-commerce sites can’t or won’t accept it …

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Time To Start Letting Customers Pay You By Email?

There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space, and the competition is heating up at a greater place than ever before. New products from PayPal and Amazon show great potential, and Google continues to expand its Wallet offering. Even Facebook has aspirations of making a mark in the space, but today, I want to talk about a …

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eBay Earnings Released, Revenue Up 14%

eBay just released its Q3 earnings report with a 14% year-over-year increase in revenue to $3.9 billion and net income (GAAP) of $689 million. PalPal on its own generated $1.6 billion, up 19% year-over-year. It also gained 5 million active registered accounts, ending the quarter with 137 million, up 17%. President and CEO John Donahoe said, “We delivered strong third …

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PayPal Announces Payment Code, Another Way To Reduce In-Store Payment Hassle

PayPal has now revealed yet another new product aimed at making retail store payments easier for both consumers and merchants. This one is called Payment Code, and lets users pay by checking into a store with their PayPal app or a merchant’s own app. Merchants simply scan a QR code or enter a four-digit code to complete transactions. When the …

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eBay Buys Payments Platform Braintree For $800 Million

eBay announced that it is acquiring payments platform Braintree for about $800 million in cash. Braintree powers payments on OpenTable, Airbnb, TaskRabbit and Uber, and will continue to operate as a separate service under PayPal. “Braintree is a perfect fit with PayPal,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “Bill Ready and his team add complementary talent and technology …

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PayPal Could Be On To Something Huge With Beacon

It’s hard to tell what’s going to work in the payments space. There have been a lot of interesting ideas over the years, but they haven’t always translated into the revolutionary game-changers that they could. PayPal’s new product – Beacon – is one of those interesting ideas, and it could work. The company, obviously already accustomed to revolutionizing how people …

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Facebook Is Readying A PayPal-Like Payment Product For Mobile Shopping

Facebook has been wading through the shallow end of the payments pool for years, but if a test the company is readying is any indication, it could be getting ready to go head to head with the big boys (like PayPal). All Things D says it has confirmed that Facebook is indeed testing a new payments product that would allow …

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eBay Has A Strong Second Quarter, Pulls In $3.9 Billion In Revenue

eBay has been doing pretty well for itself over the last few years. It’s latest financial results report doesn’t disappoint as the online auction house has reported another quarter of increased revenue. On Wednesday, eBay reported revenue for the second quarter increased by 14 percent to $3.9 billion. It’s net income during the last quarter was $640 million, or $0.49 …

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$92 Quadrillion Error Makes PayPal User Richest Man In The World

You’ve probably heard the expression “richer than God,” usually reserved for people like Bill Gates or some obscenely wealthy oil executive or something. Well, for a brief, shining moment today a Pennsylvania PR executive had a PayPal balance that would make the richest man in the world (a telecom tycoon from Mexico, as it happens) look like a pauper, and …

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