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Topic: PayPal

PayPal's SXSW Contest Lets Startups Pitch Shark Tank's Daymond John

The winner gets one-on-one consultations and $30,000

A bevy of startups and tech players will descend on Austin, Texas, three weeks from today to pitch their company to ad executives at South by Southwest Interactive. PayPal plans…

EBay and PayPal Will Part Ways in 2015

Split is intended to boost opportunities and revenue

After a strategic review, eBay has announced plans to spin off PayPal as a separate business in 2015. The e-commerce giant's board of directors is touting the separation as a…

PayPal Accepts Bitcoin for Games, Ringtones and Music Purchases

Is anonymous currency going mainstream?

PayPal has dipped another toe into the uncertain waters of virtual currency by announcing that its customers can use Bitcoins to pay for digital music, games and ringtones. Those payments won't…

PayPal Strikes Blow Against Apple in New Ad Campaign

Slams phone maker over security

PayPal took a bold marketing move against competitor Apple Pay today, criticizing the mobile payment technology that Apple launched last week. PayPal took out a full-page ad in The New York…

Can Apple Win Over Retailers With Its Digital Wallet?

Walmart already is snubbing Apple Pay

Launching a revolutionary digital wallet is going to prove challenging even for Apple as it lobbies retailers large and small to invest in the technology. Just two days after Apple debuted…

Amazon Bets on Small Businesses to Win Mobile Payment Space

Makes its move into bricks-and-mortar retail

Amazon rolled out a new mobile point-of-sale service today dubbed Amazon Local Register that competes directly with Square and PayPal to push retailers and merchants to accept in-store transactions through…

4 Location-Based Marketing Tactics That Are Working

Payments, beacons and coupons are top priorities

With marketers allocating more advertising spend to mobile, a number of recent campaigns highlight how brands are now going beyond basic apps and sites to prominently play up location. Here are…

Neymar Teams Up With PayPal to Bring Clean Water to Brazilians

Global fund-raising competition aids communities in soccer god's homeland

With all the attention on the World Cup, Brazilian soccer star Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior—such a powerhouse that he's known simply by his first name—is using his celebrity to…

PayPal's David Marcus Will Lead Mobile Messaging at Facebook

Social giant's messaging app claims 200 million monthly users

PayPal president David Marcus has left to steer mobile messaging at Facebook. Facebook claims that its standalone messaging app, called Messenger, is now used by more than 200 million people monthly.…

PayPal Wants to Make Your Governor's Ball Experience Easier

E-wallet services and deals makes going to a festival a lot simpler

Headed to Governor's Ball Music Festival in New York? PayPal wants you to leave your wallet at home. The online payment processing company—which is working with experiential marketing agency Factory 360—will…

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