Incoming chief Dan Schulman has set out his vision for turning PayPal from a button on a website into the operating system for digital commerce.
PayPal has agreed to buy Paydiant, a Boston-based startup that helps the likes of Subway, Capital One and retailer joint venture MCX build mobile payments, offers and loyalty into their apps.
Pay.gov, the US Government's Web portal for collecting payments for federal agencies, has opened up to digital wallets from PayPal and Dwolla, as part of an ongoing effort to move away from paper-based processes to more efficient and secure electronic transactions.
Toronto is the latest city hoping to become a major fintech hub, opening a dedicated cluster designed to help connect established technology and banking leaders with startups.
Paying at the pump is moving across the pond! Soon, Shell customers in the UK will have a wallet- free way to pay for gas through the Shell Motorist App or the PayPal App (available for Android or iOS NB: also Windows Phone through PayPal app) - bringing customers a more secure and fast way to pay using their mobile device.
The man behind PayPal's move into the bricks and mortar world, Don Kingsborough, has quit the firm, admitting it has come up short in its efforts to move beyond online payments.
PayPal is cutting off services to customers in Crimea in response to western sanctions related to Russia's annexation of the region last year.
Google is in talks to buy US telco-owned mobile payments venture Softcard for between $50 million and $100 million, according to press reports.
In the three years since its launch, PayPal Here has become one of the easiest ways for millions of small businesses to get paid - wherever they do business.
For many of us, choosing the mobile device that works best is not black or white. There are specific things we need our smartphones to do for us - it could be based on our location, our daily job responsibilities or certain functionality that will make our lives easier.
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