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Amazon Wallet: Gift Card Central For The Everything Store

There’s a new contender in the digital wallet arena: Amazon has launched Amazon Wallet in the US, the e-commerce company’s would-be answer to PayPal and Google Wallet.


PayPal Is Giving Out Free Coffee In Sydney CBD Today

Fancy a free coffee? If you’re in Sydney CBD at the moment, you’re in luck: PayPal will cover the cost of your coffee if you install its app and visit one of 200 participating cafes.


The Commonwealth Bank Is Launching A Square Competitor

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.


Even PayPal Tries To Get Away With Not Paying For Stock Photos

Thousands of people have probably glossed over the decorative little clock on PayPal’s Political Campaigns page without a second thought. But if you look closely, you’ll see the watermark that proves this e-commerce giant really isn’t so different from you and me — because apparently, PayPal hates paying for stock photos too.


Hacker Swipes PayPal CEO's Credit Card Info, Goes On Shopping Spree

When you own a company specialising in online payments, the constant threat of hackers and phishing schemes is an inescapable part of the job description. So it’s hard not to experience schadenfreude in the fact that PayPal CEO David Marcus’s credit card information got swiped recently and taken on a bit of a shopping spree. Oh, sweet irony.


How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

I had a rare Twitter username, @N. Yep, just one letter. I’ve been offered as much as $US50,000 for it. People have tried to steal it. Password reset instructions are a regular sight in my email inbox. As of today, I no longer control @N. I was extorted into giving it up.


Amazon's New Login Service Saves You From Signing Up For Accounts

Today, Amazon launched a new feature called “Login and Pay With Amazon” that allows you to use your Amazon account as both a payment method and login credentials for third-party retailers. It’s the Amazon Payments feature that’s already available combined with the third-party login service that’s already available from the likes of Facebook and Twitter.


PayPal Beacon Is Going To Make Hands-Free Payment Way More Common

PayPal hass stuck another clever little location-aware payment option into its smartphone app, with the Beacon tool letting users pay for items without even having to sigh and pull a mobile out of a pocket.


How Puritanical Tech Giants Are Stifling The Porn Industry

A generation of innovators want to change the way we have sex and consume porn, but Google, Apple, and Amazon won’t let them.


PayPal Randomly Credits Man With $92,000,000,000,000,000

PayPal just made 56-year-old Chris Reynolds a quadrillionaire. Yes, a quadrillionaire. For a little while anyway.