News comes on the heels of other big companies, like Hewlett-Packard and eBay, also splitting up.
While startup competitors don't have PayPal's breadth of services, they are entering areas that the once-nimble PayPal should own -- but doesn't.
Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.
Following demands from high-profile, activist investor Carl Icahn, fast-growing payments business PayPal will be a standalone company by mid next year.
PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
After being exhumed from a New Mexico landfill earlier this year, copies of the world's worst video game will now be up for auction.
Braintree will soon integrate Bitcoin, a move that could have Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber customers paying in the cryptocash. Meanwhile, PayPal dropped the B-word in a curious promo video, igniting another social media speculation frenzy.
As rumblings of a PayPal-eBay split resurface, former PayPal exec Keith Rabois thinks there is a simple solution.
It's only a matter of time before eBay subsidiary Braintree begins accepting Bitcoin payments, but eBay and PayPal won't, at least not initially.
Online sellers, particularly those on eBay, can benefit from the convenience of tapping a mobile device.
Daily Deal Sites
Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August.
The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Marcus will run the messaging business for Facebook after leaving the eBay unit after three years.
It wasn't just a rumor. Google is officially getting into the smartwatch game. Here's the latest on the smart watch everyone's talking about.
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