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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
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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
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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 “obscene themes including rape, bestiality or incest.” PayPal notified Mark Coker, founder of e-book publisher and distributor of Smashwords, that it would …

PayPal Coming To 2,000 The Home Depot Stores Across U.S. PayPal Coming To 2,000 The Home Depot Stores Across U.S.
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Are you an avid PayPal user and a home remodeling aficionado? Well, you may want to listen up. While PayPal has been in a small number of The Home Depot stores for a few weeks now, the payment company is …

Paypal Puts Publishers’ Panties In A Wad
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So what’s got e-book publisher for independent authors Smashwords and others who are concerned about censorship all worked up? Apparently, PayPal issued Smashwords an ultimatum regarding certain categories of erotica published through the site. Mark Coker, Smashwords founder reported the …

eBay Announces New Partnerships eBay Announces New Partnerships

Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, eBay announced new partnerships with Three.co.uk, Yotal and Entradas, and unveiled new mobile app updates that enhance mobile commerce capabilities. eBay and Three.co.uk have paired up to deliver Android devices preloaded with …

Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter Chirpify Lets You Buy and Sell on Twitter

A Portland, OR startup called Chirpify has aligned with PayPal to introduce a platform to where users can buy and sell things, and donate and transfer funds using Twitter. Chirpify calls this ‘T-commerce,’ and users can make and receive direct …

DMARC: Major Web Players Join Forces On Antiphishing Standards DMARC: Major Web Players Join Forces On Antiphishing Standards
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Fifteen major companies have joined forces on a “technical working group” called DMARC to develop new standards to help reduce the threat of spam and phishing emails. DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance. The companies involved include: …

CES 2012: Ebay Projects $8 Billion In 2012 CES 2012: Ebay Projects $8 Billion In 2012

Ebay CEO John Donahoe announced at CES 2012 yesterday that “eBay is projecting 2012 global mobile gross merchandise volume (GMV) to surpass $8 billion.” As Zach Walton reported yesterday, Paypal also projects that its payment volume will be $7 billion …

CES 2012: eBay, PayPal Investing Heavily In Mobile Transactions CES 2012: eBay, PayPal Investing Heavily In Mobile Transactions

The mobile payment industry is booming and the eBay company is at the center of it. eBay was involved in two industry panels during CES that discussed the future of digital and mobile payment industries. The company was able to …

PayPal Responds To Violin Incident PayPal Responds To Violin Incident
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On Wednesday we ran a story about PayPal’s latest PR problem. It seems a woman sold an antique violin worth $2500. When the buyer received it, however, there arose a dispute over the label (which is apparently not uncommon the …

Scott Thompson Gone to Yahoo, What’s Next For PayPal? Scott Thompson Gone to Yahoo, What’s Next For PayPal?

As you may know, Yahoo announced that PayPal President Scott Thompson is its new CEO. That means he’s no longer going to be President of PayPal. This isn’t going to be a Jack Dorsey-like situation, where he has prominent roles …

PayPal Orders Antique Violin Worth $2500 Destroyed PayPal Orders Antique Violin Worth $2500 Destroyed

Fresh off news that President Scott Thompson is heading off to be Yahoo’s new CEO, PayPal again finds itself with a bit of a PR problem today. Last month we ran a story about PayPal’s severe mishandling of Regretsy’s attempt …