Apple Vs Paypal

Former exec bashes PayPal for bashing Apple

By on September 17, 2014 at 5:47 PM.

Former exec bashes PayPal for bashing Apple

Earlier this week, PayPal joined a long line of companies that sought to mock, belittle or bash Apple in marketing messages in an effort to promote competitive offerings. Focusing on the recent “Nudegate” scandal in which hundreds of nude photos and videos of celebrities were leaked as a result of iCloud breaches, Paypal posted a promotional note suggesting that because iCloud was hacked using brute force attacks, Apple’s new mobile payment service Apple Pay is not secure.

It remains to be seen if PayPal’s efforts will yield any gains, but history is not on the company’s side. So far all we’re seeing is backlash, and the latest shots at PayPal were fired by a former executive. More →

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PayPal vs Apple Pay Ad

PayPal uses ‘Nudegate’ to imply Apple Pay might not be that secure

By on September 16, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

PayPal uses ‘Nudegate’ to imply Apple Pay might not be that secure

After Samsung’s relentless TV commercial hits at Apple following the iPhone 6 announcement, PayPal is next to poke the iPhone maker with an ad. Obviously, the popular payments company isn’t too happy it has to compete with Apple Pay henceforward, and PayPal decided to go the security route with an ad that appeared in the print edition of The New York Times, Pando Daily reports. Specifically, PayPal is using the recent iCloud-related Nudegate scandal to cast doubts over the security of Apple Pay, even though the two Apple products are not exactly connected. More →

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iWatch Rumors: PayPal App

This is big: Apple’s iWatch is reportedly getting PayPal support

By on September 8, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

This is big: Apple’s iWatch is reportedly getting PayPal support

Following various reports that have detailed Apple’s imminent attack on mobile payments thanks to the upcoming iPhone 6 and iWatchMyce says that Apple’s first wearable device will come with PayPal support, according to allegedly leaked internal PayPal documents. More →

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Google Play Store PayPal Support

Google helps you spend more money on Google Play content

By on May 16, 2014 at 6:40 AM.

Google helps you spend more money on Google Play content

Google on Thursday revealed it’s ready to support even more payment methods for Google Play purchases, thus encouraging buyers to spend money on apps, movies, TV shows and music. The company announced additional payment options for its online store, including PayPal support, which will let people in 12 countries pay for apps and other digital content. More →

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Samsung PayPal Mobile Payment Solution

Samsung, Paypal may secretly be working on joint mobile payment solution

By on February 19, 2014 at 8:50 PM.

Samsung, Paypal may secretly be working on joint mobile payment solution

Details are scarce at the moment, but Samsung and PayPal may secretly be working on a joint mobile payment solution that will launch sometime in the future, SamMobile reports, noting that it’s unsure whether the two companies will actually announce anything in the coming months. Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy S5 next week in Barcelona, though, so an announcement could be made then. More →

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Apple PayPal Mobile Payments

PayPal is itching to help Apple with its mobile payments platform

By on January 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

PayPal is itching to help Apple with its mobile payments platform

It really looks like Apple is getting into the mobile payments game. Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was working on a mobile payments system and earlier this month, Apple was awarded a patent that detailed a method for sending secure payments over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy, or NFC. Also late last year, Apple began deploying iBeacons in its own retail stores, a move that many saw as a stepping stone to mobile payments in its own stores. More →

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PayPal GoDaddy Security Hack

PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

By on January 30, 2014 at 6:30 AM.

PayPal says it didn’t do it, GoDaddy partially admits helping hacker

After an app developer revealed how a hacker managed to get access to his web properties and hold them for ransom by exploiting some potential security flaws in PayPal’s and GoDaddy’s customer identification policies, the two companies have each commented on the matter. PayPal said in a blog post that the Naoki Hiroshima’s PayPal account has not been compromised, even though there was a “failed attempt made to gain this customer’s information by contacting PayPal.” More →

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PayPal GoDaddy Security Issue

PayPal and GoDaddy will hand your data over to just about anyone

By on January 29, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

PayPal and GoDaddy will hand your data over to just about anyone

An app developer who had a rare Twitter username revealed he has been hacked by a person that wanted to own the @N handle at all costs, with PayPal and GoDaddy serving as unsuspecting accomplices in the ordeal. After blocking Naoki Hiroshima out of his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts, the hacker demanded to compromise – “access to @N for about 5 minutes while I swap the handle in exchange for your GoDaddy and help securing your data,” he wrote in an email. More →

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PayPal inks Discover deal to bolster mobile payment platform

By on August 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM.

PayPal inks Discover deal to bolster mobile payment platform

PayPal Discover Partnership

PayPal on Wednesday made its big move to upend Google (GOOG) Wallet in the mobile payment platform wars by signing a deal to enable its mobile payment system on Discover’s credit card network. As reported by GigaOM, the new partnership will deliver PayPal’s in-store payment service to more than 7 million different stores across the United States starting next April. GigaOM says that when the service launches next year, PayPal customers will be able to use a PayPal Access Card to buy in-store goods in conjunction with PayPal’s mobile wallet app, which delivers deals and handles receipts, among other things. More →

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PayPal inks mobile payment deal with 15 retailers

By on May 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM.

PayPal inks mobile payment deal with 15 retailers

Paypal Mobile Payments

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, Advance Auto Parts, Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Barnes & Noble, Foot Locker, Guitar Center, Jamba Juice, JC Penney, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Nine West, Office Depot, Rooms To Go, Tiger Direct and Toys“R”Us. “We can’t wait to launch with these great retailers, and help them serve their customers better through PayPal,” PayPal president David Marcus said. “Consumers are relying on technology now more than ever to simplify their lives when it comes to shopping and paying, and retailers must adapt to this shift or risk becoming irrelevant.” PayPal plans to sign up as many as 20 national retailers this year. More →

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PayPal announces ‘PayPal Here’ iPhone payment system to compete with Square

By on March 15, 2012 at 9:55 PM.

PayPal announces ‘PayPal Here’ iPhone payment system to compete with Square

PayPal on Thursday unveiled “PayPal Here,” a small accessory similar to the solution offered by Square, that can be used to accept credit card payments on an iPhone. The reader is a large blue triangle that connects to the top of an iPhone through the headphone jack. With the help of the “PayPal Here” iOS app, a merchant can input a sum and have a consumer swipe his or her credit or debit card to make payments. PayPal’s app also features a “Scan Card” feature, which uses the iPhone’s camera to record a credit card number or even a check. The app can track invoices and cash payments, and be used with checks, credit cards and debit cards. PayPal Here comes on the heels of the company’s unveiling of an upcoming digital wallet service that looks to compete with Google Wallet. More →

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PayPal’s Google Wallet competitor shown off at SXSW [video]

By on March 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM.

PayPal’s Google Wallet competitor shown off at SXSW [video]

During the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, PayPal finally showed off its upcoming digital wallet product that will compete with the likes of Google Wallet and other digital payment platforms. The EBay-run eBay Ink blog also posted a pair of videos on Tuesday in which PayPal vice president of global product and experience Sam Shrauger walks us through a number of the new eWallet product’s capabilities. PayPal’s digital wallet has a simple desktop interface and of course it features mobile compatibility and a number of now-common features, but there are also a few intriguing features that aren’t common among rival offerings. One such feature allows the user to pay for something with PayPal’s digital wallet while on the go, and then log in to his or her account at a later time and choose which credit card or bank account should supply the funds for the purchase. This feature and more are explained in a pair of videos from eBay and PayPal, which follow below. More →

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Office Depot now testing PayPal’s new point-of-sale system

By on January 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Office Depot now testing PayPal’s new point-of-sale system

Office Depot, the second-largest retailer of office supplies in the U.S., is testing PayPal’s new point-of-sale system in a limited number of locations according to Reuters. “It’s at this point in a small number of stores … because there are still some rough spots in that experience,” said Kevin Peters, president of Office Depot’s North American unit. “There are some limitations on who can use it, service carriers that support that.” PayPal’s new payment method, known as the wallet in the cloud, lets shoppers who have PayPal accounts pay by typing their mobile numbers and PINs at checkout counters. Customers will also be able to pay by swiping a PayPal card and entering a PIN. PayPal started testing in-store payments at 51 Home Depot locations with plans to offer the service at 20 major retailers by the end of the year, however no additional participants have been named. Peters said the company is eager to experiment with anything that helps with faster checkouts, although nothing will be widely available without further testing. “At this point, we are walking very, very slowly. The last thing we want to do is to roll out technology that doesn’t appreciably change the customer experience,” he said. More →

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