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PayPal Launches Service That Will Complement Venmo In The US

Do you like Venmo? Then you’re going to love, a new Venmo-like payment platform by PayPal, Venmo’s parent company. It works a lot like Venmo except, you know, it’s PayPal instead.

PayPal's Shady New User Agreement Opts You Into Robocalls

PayPal, a company that specialises in online payments and screwing over its customers, has a new user agreement. Headlining the changes is a new provision that will let PayPal bombard your phone lines with robocalls — and there’s no opt-out. It’s put up, or get lost.

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.

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