ENTRIES TAGGED "paypal"
Google offers NFC stickers, Square branches out, banks improve transfers.
Google offers NFC stickers in the first phase of its Wallet program, while Square reaches beyond merchants with a customer-friendly app. Also, major US banks take a cue from PayPal and finally make it easy to send money.
A report says Android dev interest is stalling, Facebook Credits gets noticed, PayPal buys another real-world service
A report says developers are holding back on Android, put off by fragmentation in the platform and a disappointing uptake in Android tablets. Also, Facebook Credits gets attention and we take a look at PayPal's latest purchase.
EBay's acquisition could put PayPal at the register, and why Google sees a warm and fuzzy retail future.
EBay's acquisition of an e-commerce firm could boost PayPal offline. Also, at the Web 2.0 Expo, Google's Osama Bedier describes an ideal vision of the personal shopping experience.
Visa plans person-to-person transfers, Groupon gets hyperlocal, Apple sues Amazon over "App Store"
Visa aims to bring P2P payments to a billion cardholders while continuing to test contactless payment. Also, Groupon wants to offer more (and more local) deals and an Apple lawsuit helps promote Amazon's new app market.
Apple has 200 million accounts, Hearst challenges the Post Office, and credit cards have life.
In his iPad 2 presentation, Steve Jobs says Apple has more credit card accounts than anywhere else on the Internet. Also, Hearst Media has a plan to bring advertising into personal financial management, and some say the days of credit cards are drawing to a close (credit card companies beg to differ).
Report excerpt: Huge datasets and sophisticated analytics protect payment platforms from foul play.
Web-native payment platforms have a tremendous challenge combating fraud, but the solutions they have devised to deal with it have created enormous new opportunities. This is an excerpt from the "ePayments: Emerging Platforms, Embracing Mobile and Confronting Identity" report.
Square secures more funding, PayPal's mobile strategy gets a nod, and thinking about the impact of more iPhones.
In this edition of ePayments Week: Square brings home the bacon; PayPal's mobile strategy gets a nod; and Verizon busts open the iOS market.
Developer Challenge offers big prizes for best apps using new APIs
Two enduring tenets of Web 2.0 are “A platform beats an application every time” and “All the smart people don’t work for you.” Online payment giant PayPal took those bits of wisdom to heart and recently announced the PayPal X APIs, a new group of developer APIs designed to enable new applications that can more tightly integrate with PayPal services. To encourage developers to create some awesome applications with the APIs, PayPal is offering prizes $100,000 and $50,000 (in cash plus waived transaction fees) for the best new applications. We caught up with PayPal’s director for their Developer Network, Naveed Anwar, and he filled us in on what the new PayPal APIs bring to the table for application designers.