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The Worst PayPal Horror Stories

Yesterday, PayPal agreed to pay customers $US15 million for ripping them off over the past few years. After I wrote about it, reader horror stories started flooding my inbox and comments.


PayPal Has To Pay $25 Million For Being Sketchy As Hell

After the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed a complaint against PayPal today, the company quickly agreed to refund $US15 million to customers it ripped off over the past few years.


This SpaceX Parody Of Uptown Funk Is Just Brilliant

SpaceX, we go bold / We launch rockets, we write code. That’s the incredibly high quality of lyric that you can expect from this SpaceX-themed parody of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk, but don’t dismiss it straight away because of that. It’s actually really, really good.


PayPal Cancelled Mega's Account Because Of Encryption (But Really Piracy)

Mega is one of the only cloud storage services that offers end-to-end encryption, a great feature for people who value security. However, after political pressure from MPAA-affiliated goons, PayPal recently decided to stop providing payment services to Mega. What gives?


Report: Google Might Buy A Rival To Apple Pay

Apple Pay hasn’t quite been the card-busting life-changing revolution that some might have expected, but even so, it’s humming along quite nicely. Well enough, in fact, that an envious Google may buy up mobile payments company Softcard to provide a little competition.


Pebble And PayPal Give You Another Stupid Way To Pay For Stuff

Tech companies are continuing with the long, hard struggle to rid the planet of credit cards. Today’s slightly awkward solution comes courtesy of PayPal and Pebble, who will now let you ditch your wallet, provided you own a Pebble smartwatch, have a PayPal account and shop at stores that take PayPal.


Now Etsy Has A Card Reader Too

Etsy just released a card reader. It works just like all of the other card readers out there, except it’s orange and only works with Etsy purchases. It is also sort of a brilliant thing for Etsy to do.


eBay Is Splitting PayPal Off As A Separate Company

Ebay has just announced that it’s to split PayPal off as an independent, publicly traded company in 2015. The separation — which will see PayPal spun off, tax-free, naturally — means that eBay’s e-commerce business will be distinct from its PayPal payments unit.


PayPal Maybe Sorta Kinda Slightly Accepting Bitcoin

PayPal has just taken its very first baby step towards allowing Bitcoin payments for goods, thanks to a partnership with payment processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin. PayPal’s move isn’t a wholesale endorsement of the crypto-currency: by partnering with existing Bitcoin payment processors, PayPal doesn’t actually have to handle (or hold onto) any Bitcoin itself, which basically makes this a risk-free move on PayPal’s part.


PayPal Makes In-App Impulse Buying Way, Way Easier

You know how hard it is to buy anything from your smartphone. You need to look up your card details, tap them out precisely on the tiny screens and pray for the best. PayPal wants to make that process a snap.