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PayPal to Unveil Newest Retail Partners for In-Store Payments Next Week

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PayPal is hosting a media event next week where it will unveil the next batch of mega-retailers that will be adopting the company’s traditional online payment network at the register. In an invitation sent to All Things D, the company says: “Meet PayPal’s new president, David Marcus; be the first...
PayPal to Unveil Newest Retail Partners for In-Store Payments Next Week

New hires in mobile: Gameloft, GREE and PayPal

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Hiring in the mobile apps sector was steady this week, with 17 new hires spread across 10 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, EA PopCap and  GREE reported the most hires. PayPal had the week’s highest profile move, naming David Marcus as president. Marcus was formerly the...
New hires in mobile: Gameloft, GREE and PayPal
PayPal cans 470 workers to delight customers and get stronger (yeah, really)
PayPal forms alliance with Softbank to launch PayPal Here in Japan

American Express Swipes Neal Sample From eBay for Digital Payments Push

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American Express has lured Neal Sample away from eBay to become SVP of technologies of its digital payments initiative. Serve is competing head-on with eBay’s own PayPal as American Express attempts to expand its audience beyond briefcase-toting corporate users. At eBay, Sample was the CTO of X.commerce, the open commerce platform...
American Express Swipes Neal Sample From eBay for Digital Payments Push

PayPal's New Leader to Bring Entrepreneurial Vibe to Payments

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David Marcus’s self-proclaimed interests include mobile, payments, technology and getting stuff done. True to his word, the entrepreneur has done a lot in the past eight months. He sold his start-up to eBay for $240 million; he became PayPal’s VP of Mobile; and he launched PayPal’s mobile payments service, called Here. Now,...
PayPal's New Leader to Bring Entrepreneurial Vibe to Payments

Doubt cast on Near Field mobile payments

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Google and others are promoting Near Field Communication technology, which involves replacing credit cards with phones which can be tapped on a reader at the till - but PayPal is scepticalThe mobile wallet payment systems being developed by Google, Vodafone, Orange, Visa and Mastercard could be out of date before...
Doubt cast on Near Field mobile payments

PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

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PayPal closed its second acquisition of the year today, announcing the purchase of Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition and retention startup founded by “growth hackers” Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Iron Pearl’s promise: Sustained viral growth and longer-term customer retention via a suite of...
PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal

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It’s not easy for a $63 billion company to make a successful pivot, but if eBay manages to pull it off, it will be one for the history books. The e-commerce giant has been shifting focus from being primarily a marketplace to a mobile commerce giant with a dash of...
EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal
It's Starting to Dawn on PayPal: We Might Really Be in Trouble

Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Bulk Up Its iOS, Android Apps

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Video discovery startup Plizy – which last month relaunched its iPad app and website with a new look and a mission to become a “media center in the cloud” – has announced it’s raised a $4 million Series A round from Atlas Venture. The startup has previously raised $1.2 million in angel round funding. In tandem...
Video Discovery Startup Plizy Raises $4M Series A From Atlas Venture To Expand Audience, Bulk Up Its iOS, Android Apps

PayPal's Cash For Registers Tries To Outdo Square And Groupon With Its Own Bid To Rule The Register

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Not to be outdone by Square, which today launched Stand to complement its Square register product on iPad tablets, and Groupon, which today widened out and rebranded as Breadcrumb its own mobile point-of-sale solution, PayPal is today announcing Cash for Registers, a program to encourage merchants to switch to PayPal-powered...
PayPal's Cash For Registers Tries To Outdo Square And Groupon With Its Own Bid To Rule The Register

Former Zong CEO David Marcus Named President Of PayPal

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After Scott Thompson departed for the CEO role at Yahoo, PayPal has named David Marcus, the former CEO and founder of mobile payments startup Zong and PayPal Mobile VP, as President (PayPal acquired Zong last year). eBay CEO and acting PayPal president John Donahoe posted the news this morning in...
Former Zong CEO David Marcus Named President Of PayPal

Reorganizing Its Product Division, PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips

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We’ve been hearing about these PayPal layoffs, and today the company confirmed this in a blog post today. Due to a product org redesign, 325 full-time roles (and employees) have been terminated. PayPal is also ending contracts with approximately 120 contractors globally. From the blog post: So we’ve been redesigning...
Reorganizing Its Product Division, PayPal Gives 325 Employees Pink Slips
PayPal’s pitch to small businesses is more than just a card reader

This Scrappy Startup Has Beaten PayPal To The Cash Market (EBAY)

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PayPal just announced plans to start taking cash deposits through Moneygram, the money-transmission service, next year. But eBay's online-payments business has been beaten to the draw by a startup, PayNearMe, which is already letting consumers buy online with cash. Both PayPal and PayNearMe are tackling a huge slice of the...
This Scrappy Startup Has Beaten PayPal To The Cash Market (EBAY)
PayPal Here now 'generally available' within the US and Hong Kong

PayPal wants to be here, there and everywhere

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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%),...
PayPal wants to be here, there and everywhere

eBay names new PayPal president

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PayPal president was named today as David Marcus, who previously run a mobile payments company that eBay bought in 2011....
eBay names new PayPal president

PayPal Cutting 325 Employees as Part of Restructuring Plan

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PayPal has confirmed that it is eliminating 325 positions in the company as part of its plan to consolidate its product divisions into one large group. “While PayPal is strong and performing well, making decisions that impact our employees was hard. So this is a difficult day at PayPal,” said...
PayPal Cutting 325 Employees as Part of Restructuring Plan

An interview with PayPal president David Marcus: as offline / retail prominence grows, a renewed focus on customer service

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One doesn't have to look far to find my true feelings on just about any company. PayPal, in particular, has been on the wrong end of many examples of customer service gone horribly wrong. After lambasting the payments outfit once more following a gaffe I discovered while interviewing Infinitec...
An interview with PayPal president David Marcus: as offline / retail prominence grows, a renewed focus on customer service

Exclusive: PayPal's VP of Product Sam Shrauger Resigns (Memo)

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A PayPal spokesperson has confirmed to All Things D that Sam Shrauger, the VP of global product and experience, is leaving the company. “After eight years at PayPal, Sam has decided to leave the company. We wish him all the best,” said Anuj Nayer, a company spokesperson. Shrauger’s last day...
Exclusive: PayPal's VP of Product Sam Shrauger Resigns (Memo)

PayPal partners with Discover to outdo Square/Starbucks in mobile payments

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Who needs Starbucks? 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. In terms of sheer numbers, the deal one-ups Square’s partnership with Starbucks to replace...
PayPal partners with Discover to outdo Square/Starbucks in mobile payments

PayPal inks mobile payment deal with 15 retailers

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PayPal earlier this year announced a partnership with The Home Depot that allowed customers to make point-of-sale transactions with their smartphones in more than 2,000 locations. The e-commerce company on Thursday announced that 15 new national retailers have signed on for PayPal’s in-store mobile payment service. These include, Abercrombie & Fitch,...
PayPal inks mobile payment deal with 15 retailers

PayPal Debuts New National Marketing Campaign Featuring Actor Jeff Goldblum

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Payments giant PayPal is going through a transition. New President David Marcus has been trying to reinvent the company, restructuring product strategy and more. There are even reports of layoffs, as Marcus is overhauling the organization. Today, the company is debuting its first ever national marketing campaign featuring actor Jeff...
PayPal Debuts New National Marketing Campaign Featuring Actor Jeff Goldblum

PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More

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PayPal President David Marcus held an informal sit down with reporters today in San Francisco to address the recent shopping activity over the holidays, PayPal’s strategy on data and mobile, and the potential for the company to take a stake in in-store payments. The payments giant said earlier today that...
PayPal President David Marcus On Cyber Monday, In-Store Payments, Data Strategy And More

eBay To Fire Hundreds Of PayPal Workers (EBAY)

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Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- EBay Inc.'s PayPal is cutting as many as 400 jobs, or about 3 percent of the workforce, an effort by President David Marcus to reorganize the payment processor and trim costs, a person with knowledge of the plans said yesterday. PayPal is eliminating jobs primarily in...
eBay To Fire Hundreds Of PayPal Workers (EBAY)

PayPal Promotes Execs to Focus on Offline Payments and Credit Services

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PayPal is making a few minor tweaks to its organization today, marking some of the first changes since David Marcus became president in March. The first move will consolidate all of PayPal’s product groups into one global product organization led by one man: Hill Ferguson, who was previously in charge...
PayPal Promotes Execs to Focus on Offline Payments and Credit Services

Why PayPal is bullish on Bitcoin

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President David Marcus tells Fortune why he embraces digital currency, how he thinks the trend will play out, and when Americans can reasonably expect to go wallet-less. FORTUNE -- The way PayPal President David Marcus sees it, wallets are on the way out. The question isn't "if" they become antiquated, but...
Why PayPal is bullish on Bitcoin
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