PayPal now offers pre-paid cash cards for people who rely on cash, but want to shop online.
Coinstar has built a massive business with its coin counting kiosks. But what if you could dump your loose change right into a digital wallet?
Hacktivist Christopher Weatherhead was convicted today of “conspiracy to impair” the operations of a number of payments companies in 2010.
Fresh Black Friday data from e-commerce juggernaut eBay and payments specialist PayPal highlights this year’s holiday shopping theme: the mall of America is in your pocket.
After properly stuffing themselves with copious amounts of turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, dressing, and pumpkin pie, eBay saw a ton of people reach for their mobile devices to make some form of payment.
Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds is going everywhere, including the prepaid-debit-card market.
Google Wallet, which just recently made big changes to support Visa, American Express, and Discover cards, is now apparently making even bigger changes. As in, back to the future changes.
The Red Cross is accepting donations to those affected by Sandy through Apple’s iTunes today. Apple has used its entertainment marketplace as a way to solicit donations since 2010.
With Windows 8 now available for public consumption, Microsoft is startup to plug all the various apps that are either already available or coming for the new operating system.
Who starts an announcement that he’s tossing 470 people’s jobs into the meat grinder with the world ”delighting?”
Guest Post Ten years have gone by since eBay completed one of the most important acquisitions in the history of the tech industry.
Who needs checks or wire services? The payment startup Dwolla is rolling out a new feature today that makes bulk payments cheaper and easier than ever before.
EBay reported significant growth for its online payments service PayPal today.
Braintree, a startup that makes payment processing easier for e-commerce vendors, has raised $35 million.
Think $30 million is a lot to pay for produce? Not when it gives money back. Kabbage, which gives loans to online sellers, got $30 million in funding today, led by Thomvest Ventures.
David Marcus, PayPal’s new president, is stepping in where his customers service fails. He sent out a personal e-mail to Build Conference creator Andy McMillan after the distraught PayPal user nearly lost $62,000 when two of his accounts were locked down.
Editor’s Pick It’s tough to muster much excitement for Isis, as NFC almost seems more like a fantasy today than when it was a hot buzzword for mobile payments years ago.
Dave McClure is one of the most prominent angel investors in Silicon Valley — and possibly the world. His accelerator, 500 Startups, will fund its 500th company sometime this year. And no, in answer to “all the stupid questions,” 500 Startups will not shut its doors after reaching that number.
He may also take the prize for most F-bombs per sentence of any investor.
In an effort to ramp up its mobile payments offerings, PayPal announced today that it will team up with Discover to bring its technology to more than 7 million merchants next year.
Guest Post PayPal is the granddaddy of the online payments space. It was the remora of eBay until the auction giant bought it in 2002. Last year, PayPal processed $119 billion in transactions and accounted for 38% of eBay’s revenue. In the past year, eBay’s stock (+52%) has well outperformed Google (+11%), Amazon (+16%), Facebook (-45%) and Groupon (-75%) as of Friday’s close. (Disclosure: I have options against Facebook and Groupon. Facebook’s and Groupon’s numbers are based on their respective IPOs.)
Guest Post Yesterday, American Express came out and said that it wasn’t associated with Google Wallet. Today, PayPal is slamming the service, saying, essentially, that Google Wallet is a lousy idea.
It’s getting to be a tough market in mobile commerce. Google and Apple are both out with solutions that approach digital wallet status, upstart startups like Square are claiming merchant mindshare, and the original mobile payments company, PayPal, is having to forge a path from the desktop to the smartphone.
Sponsored Post CloudFlare is the internet you’ve never heard of. More than just a content delivery network, the service optimizes massive chunks of the web for delivery…
WikiLeaks announced today that it is “back open for donations.”
Online payment platform Stripe made major waves on the tech scene today by announcing $20 million in a second round of funding that includes a veritable celebrity roster of Silicon Valley investors.
Ten years ago today, eBay announced an acquisition that might rank as one of the most successful Silicon Valley purchases ever. In fact, it sits third on Ranker’s list of smartest tech acquisitions.
In the past, losing your wallet was a nightmare. The fear that someone would go on a spending spree with your money often caused frantic calls to banks and credit card companies to cancel the cards in your lost wallet. Digital receipt startup Lemon seeks to do away with the drama with its mobile app that backs up everything in your wallet, receipts and all. The company announced Tuesday it raised a $8 million funding round.
Guest Post Groupon is testing out an offering of its own in the increasingly crowded payments space, according to an email I was forwarded by a business that was solicited for the service. (Disclosure: I have various puts against Groupon.)
At an event at eBay’s headquarters Thursday, online and mobile payment company PayPal announced partnerships with several point of sale system companies to integrate mobile check ins, electronic receipts, and PayPal integrated cash registers.
PayPal processes 60% of web transactions, Google is the fastest payment gateway, and some unlucky surfer had to wait over 92 seconds for his online purchase to complete.