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Tesla's Elon Musk slams New York Times review

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk is taking the New York Times to task for what he says is an unreasonable review of the Tesla Model S. The prominent entrepreneur, also known for founding SpaceX and PayPal, said that a Times reviewer did not follow instructions during his review of the...
Tesla's Elon Musk slams New York Times review
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Survey: Despite initial missteps, mobile payments will boom in 2013

This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

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eBay and PayPal continue to see record mobile sales during the holiday shopping season. Last week, the e-commerce company released data that showed that non-holiday days were posting massive gains, with PayPal reporting that its total global mobile payment volume on Sunday, Dec. 2 exceeded that of Cyber Monday by...
This Sunday Was The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day For eBay, PayPal Mobile Payments Up 221 Percent

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
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PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

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The European mobile payments market is about to get a major new face after online payment giant PayPal announced plans to bring its PayPal Here solution to the UK by the summer, marking its first rollout in the continent. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the presence of PayPal...
PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code

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Online payments startup WePay has been on a roll lately: The company is processing hundreds of millions of dollars in payments annually, and adding more than 1,000 active merchants per week. But it wants to accelerate that growth even further, by rolling out payment buttons that will allow anyone to...
WePay Launches Buttons To Allow Any Site To Accept In-Line Payments With Just A Line Of Code

Groupon Goes To War With Square (GRPN)

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Groupon is rolling out a payments service today, and it appears to be a direct challenge to Square. AllThingsD's Tricia Duryee reports that the new service will allow merchants to accept credit card payments using a card reader attached to an iPhone or iPodTouch. In an attempt to save its struggling...
Groupon Goes To War With Square (GRPN)
Expensify now lets companies reimburse international employees in Bitcoin
Lower-Cost iPhone Said to Use 'Super-Thin' Plastic and Fiberglass Shell in 4-6 Colors

Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos

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Mr. Trainor (Photo: Webpronews.com) Vimeo, the New York-based video platform known for being the buttoned-up, besuited step-brother to the behemoth YouTube, announced two new features today aimed at empowering video creators to earn money for their work. The first is a virtual Tip Jar, which can be implemented across all...
Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos

Immigration Bill Simplified: 5 Proposed Changes For High-Skilled Immigrants

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The US Senate dropped an 844-page immigration bill on America’s shoulders’ today [PDF]. For decades, the tech industry has been begging for more immigrant engineers, researchers, and investors. Here’s 5 essential changes proposed in the United State Senate’s draft of comprehensive immigration reform. 1. Visas For Startups and Investors...
Immigration Bill Simplified: 5 Proposed Changes For High-Skilled Immigrants
Bank of America releases a mobile payment service to compete with Square

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave

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Max Levchin has been many things in his long year run in Silicon Valley — PayPal cofounder, Slide founder, angel investor, etc. etc. — but now he’s trying on something more traditional. He’ll be joining Yahoo’s board of directors, in the latest move by the storied web company to reinvigorate...
Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Legend Max Levchin Joins Yahoo Board, Intuit's Smith And Weather Channels's Kenny Leave
Google closes Checkout, pushing thousands of merchants into Braintree's arms

Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money

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For those tired of competing just for points and virtual currency in mobile games, a new startup, Skillz, is about to ramp things up with its new platform for adding real-money tournaments to Android games. Developers add Skillz as the multiplayer element of their mobile games. Players then sign up for...
Skillz enters beta with an Android gaming platform that let players compete for real money
iPhone trade-in biz booms ahead of Sept. 12, values expected to plummet after event

Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

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Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal’s original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly accept payments. It could be a huge win for early-stage peer-to-peer marketplaces, since many more mature companies in the space like Airbnb...
Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups
PayPal unveils new Android SDK with multiple in-app payment methods, available to US developers on May 15

Anti-piracy site claims small, 40 percent victory in anti-Mega campaign

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Every action brings about an equal and opposite reaction. So on the day after Kim Dotcom's Mega launched, it's no surprise an anti-piracy campaign sprung up focused directly on the new service. Today, only one week later, that campaign claims to have already made progress. StopFileLockers.com is an anti-piracy...
Anti-piracy site claims small, 40 percent victory in anti-Mega campaign

PayPal the biggest target for site spoofing scams this holiday season, followed by financial firms

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What was the most phished website during the 2012 holidays? If you thought it was a bank, you’d be pretty close; it was actually PayPal, which saw nine times more phishing sites than the next closest victim. Seriously: it was the only company that saw spoofed sites in the five...
PayPal the biggest target for site spoofing scams this holiday season, followed by financial firms

Rory Carroll reports from CES 2013 in Las Vegas

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This week Charles Arthur meets John Collison, co-founder of Stripe, the US-based online payment system that's taking on the might of Paypal.Also Rory Carroll reports from this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where he's encountered mind-controlled toy helicopters and smart forks alongside the launch of HD televisions and...
Rory Carroll reports from CES 2013 in Las Vegas

Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

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Bwin, the online gaming giant that is powering Zynga’s first foray into real-money gambing, in the UK, today is spinning off its payments platform Kalixa. In turn, Kalixa is launching new mobile and online wallet products to further its concept of being a one-stop shop for those seeking an e-commerce...
Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the e-books antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple and book publishers by the United States Department of Justice, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit was originally filed in April of 2012, and has focused on the so-called 'agency model' for pricing ebooks that Apple attempted to...
Apple CEO Tim Cook 'May Testify' in E-Books Antitrust Lawsuit

Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

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Microsoft has sold over four million upgrades for Windows 8 in the first few days after its launch. Speaking at the Build developers event on the Microsoft campus, CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed the number in his keynote speech, alongside announcements for more Windows 8 apps, such as PayPal, Dropbox, and...
Ballmer: 4 million Windows 8 Upgrades sold, new apps

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
BII REPORT: Why Mobile Payments Are Set To Explode

China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has confirmed that it is planning to introduce payment services to WeChat, its popular mobile chat app, firming up plans that many industry watchers and users had suspected for some time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lai Zhiming, who heads up TenPay — Tencent’s third-party payment...
China's Tencent is bringing mobile payments to WeChat, its WhatsApp rival with 200m users
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