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A report in Recode today suggests that Apple is planning to bring Apple Pay to websites later this year, which will let you buy stuff online with your iPhone. An incremental change to a marginally popular payment service doesn't sound exciting, but it's arguably the biggest payment move Apple has ever made.

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The game of cat and mouse between Netflix and those customers trying to sneak into watching content from overseas libraries has taken an interesting turn, with e-payments service PayPal refusing to process payments from at least one virtual private network (VPN) provider.

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Although using a VPN isn't illegal, it is getting more difficult. Joining in on Netflix's attempt to clamp down on viewers breaching terms of service by utilising VPNs to avoid geo-blocking restrictions, PayPal has now begun removing its services to VPN providers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Square hasn't even launched in Australia yet, and already the Commonwealth Bank is running scared. The bank has plans this week to launch a small, portable mobile payments device to gobble up the small business payments market before competitors Square, PayPal, MYOB or local rival Westpac have the chance. Meet Emmy.