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PayPal Spawn Have Advanced Where the Online Payments Giant Has Stood Still
Competition

PayPal Spawn Have Advanced Where the Online Payments Giant Has Stood Still

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.
How PayPal's Spinoff Could Spell a Tide Shift for the Mobile Payments Industry
Payments

How PayPal's Spinoff Could Spell a Tide Shift for the Mobile Payments Industry

Newfound stock options and a self-governing stance could portend an acquisition or hiring spree.
Geoff Weiss
New Details Emerge About Facebook's 'Buy' Button
Ecommerce

New Details Emerge About Facebook's 'Buy' Button

Social media platforms are doubling as ecommerce platforms that deliver instant gratification in the form of instant in-feed purchases.
Laura Entis
Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App
Mobile Payments

Three Years Later, Clinkle Launches Less Than Impressive App

The oft-maligned startup rolled out a product that looks very different from its initial $30 million idea.
Nina Zipkin
PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin
Bitcoin

PayPal Embraces Bitcoin Payments, Partners With BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

PayPal is officially warming up to the cryptocurrency, though it is proceeding gradually and with caution.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coinbase Goes Global, Launches Bitcoin Services in 13 European Countries
Bitcoin

Coinbase Goes Global, Launches Bitcoin Services in 13 European Countries

The thriving San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange and payments processor has bitten off an ambitious first step into the European market. Here's how.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The 'i' Goes Silent: Why Apple Didn't Name Its Smartwatch 'iWatch'
Branding

The 'i' Goes Silent: Why Apple Didn't Name Its Smartwatch 'iWatch'

Apple broke with tradition in the naming of its two latest products, Apple Watch and Apple Pay.
Chris Kocek
Finally: Bitcoin Is Coming to Merchants Who Use PayPal's Braintree
Bitcoin

Finally: Bitcoin Is Coming to Merchants Who Use PayPal's Braintree

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Here's How You Can Watch Apple's iPhone 6 Event Today
iphone 6

Here's How You Can Watch Apple's iPhone 6 Event Today

If you're an Apple fan, you won't want to miss a second.
Jason Fell
Home Depot Suffers Possible Data Breach, Tries to Ease Customer Fears
Security

Home Depot Suffers Possible Data Breach, Tries to Ease Customer Fears

The world's largest home improvement retailer may be the latest victim of a credit and debit card breach.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Square Rolls Out New Analytics Suite
Mobile Payments

Square Rolls Out New Analytics Suite

Staying competitive following Amazon's announcement of its first mobile card reader, Square unveils new features.
Nina Zipkin
PayPal Unit Reportedly in Talks to Accept Bitcoin
Bitcoin

PayPal Unit Reportedly in Talks to Accept Bitcoin

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Why You Need to Start Accepting Mobile Payments Now
National Small Business Week

Why You Need to Start Accepting Mobile Payments Now

How embracing this convenient, easy-to-adopt growing checkout practice can expand and enhance your customer service, right from your smartphone or tablet.
Kim Lachance Shandrow