Paypal Stories August 25, 2018

PayPal this week announced that it has redesigned the PayPal app for iOS with a focus on making it easier for users to send and request money. The update comes as PayPal faces newfound competition from Apple Pay Cash.

expand full story

Paypal Stories April 9, 2018

PayPal is quietly rolling out basic banking services to some of its U.S. customers, which include a debit card and the ability to deposit checks – alongside the loans which were already available. For customers who accept, their PayPal balances also become protected by Federal Deposit Insurance Corp (FDIC) insurance.

Surprisingly, PayPal has found a way to do this without a U.S. banking license …

expand full story

Paypal Stories October 20, 2017

Ahead of the impending launch of Apple Pay Cash in Messages, Facebook and PayPal today announced a new partnership that allows users to send money to each other via Messenger. Today’s announcement is an extension of a partnership between the two companies that began last year….

expand full story

Paypal Stories August 2, 2017

Messaging apps these days aren’t just for sending friendly greetings – increasingly, you can also use them to send cold, hard cash. Or the electronic equivalent, at least.

Skype is the latest to join the trend of supporting peer-to-peer payments through a PayPal integration in the latest update to its iOS and Android apps …

expand full story

Paypal Stories June 20, 2017

Despite the rising popularity of services like Cash and even some social networks like Facebook and Snapchat, PayPal is still the leading peer-to-peer money service on the market. Nearly every shopping site on the web offers a PayPal option during checkout, with the company handling over $7 million in transfers every hour. Now, the company aims to make it quicker and easier to transfer funds to bank accounts.

expand full story

Paypal Stories June 19, 2017

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman has dismissed the person-to-person Apple Pay service coming to iOS 11 later this year. He said that it would struggle to compete against PayPal’s own Venmo app …

expand full story

Paypal Stories February 29, 2016

Square Cash introduces Cash Drawer to compete with Venmo and PayPal

Square Cash, Square’s app that allows users to send money to each other for free, saw a new update today that puts it more inline with competitors. With Cash Drawer, Square Cash now let’s users hold money within the app instead of transferring it immediately out to their own accounts. This behavior directly mimics functionality that Venmo and PayPal bolster.

Paypal Stories February 18, 2016

screen-shot-2016-02-18-at-12-43-53-pm

At long last PayPal has updated its iOS app with a completely redesigned interface that optimizes the experience for iPhone 6/iPhone 6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus users. PayPal announced the update in a post on its blog, detailing all of the new features, including a new start screen, improved Send and Request interface, new account info details, and much more.

expand full story

Paypal Stories November 6, 2015

Instagram reportedly testing ads with 3D Touch & Apple Pay integration & other Apple Pay news

Update: An Instagram spokesperson has reached out with following statement:

“Mobile commerce is definitely a space we are looking at closely. However, this isn’t something we are testing at this time”

Instagram is reportedly testing new ads that will take full advantage of being integrated with Apple’s platforms including the new 3D touch pressure sensitive touchscreen feature and its payments service Apple Pay, Digiday reports.

The integration of Apple Pay and 3D Touch, a new feature introduced with the iPhone 6s that allows pressure sensitive touchscreen interactions, is reportedly being tested as an expansion of Instagram’s recently launched “Shop Now” feature:

It has even run tests with restaurants to sell menu items right from the Instagram feed, without the need to click off the app’s main feed, said an ad agency source familiar with the test.

Some of the shopping tests incorporate features like Apple’s force touch screen feature, which lets consumers apply pressures in their clicks to switch among multiple product options in the images, the source said.

In other Apple Pay news, MacRumors notes that Wegmans will be one of the next major retailers to roll out its rewards card program but that it’s only in a piloting phase ahead of a full roll out next year. Yesteday, Walgreens became the first retailer to offer its rewards cards through Apple Pay.

And possibly related to Apple’s overall rollout of its own payments service, the site noticed Apple appears to have quietly dropped support for PayPal credit payment plans in its US online store. It is, however, continuing to offer Paypal as a financing option in the UK and as a payment option in its online stores there.

Paypal Stories November 3, 2015

apple-pay-clover

With Apple Pay, Google Wallet and other services transforming the way people carry out transactions, Apple has joined forces with four other companies to ensure that lawmakers don’t end up ‘inadvertently’ stifling innovation in the financial services field.

Technology industry leaders Amazon, Apple, Google, Intuit and PayPal today announced the formation of Financial Innovation Now, a coalition that will promote policies to help foster greater innovation in financial services.

While the new organization uses relatively diplomatic language, it’s pretty clear that the aim is to ensure that politicians don’t screw things up by introducing poorly thought-out legislation, like the infamous example proposed by Democratic Rep. Joshua Peters …  expand full story

Paypal Stories September 24, 2015

You can now pay your Netflix membership via iTunes including discounts and credits

Netflix today has announced an update to its iOS app that ads the ability for users to subscribe to the service from within the iOS app itself. The change was announced in a new advertisement from Netflix that stars two characters from its hit show Orange is the New Black talking to an iPhone using Siri for the first time, which can be seen below. PayPal is holding a sale on iTunes Gift Cards that makes subscribing to Netflix via in-app purchase even more tempting…

Paypal Stories September 9, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: 15″ Retina MacBook Pro $1,700, iPad Air 2 128GB $590, Anker iPhone 6 battery case $27, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (newest version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,700 (Reg. $1,999)

iPad Air 2 is still Apple’s latest 9.7-inch tablet, get the 128GB Wi-Fi model for $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Anker iPhone 6 3100mAh MFi Apple-Certified Battery Case: $27 Prime shipped (Reg. $70)

More new gear from today:

Jawbone reformulates its UP2 fitness tracker with a new fashion-forward design

Daily Deals: Omaker Bluetooth Speaker $19, HP Envy 5660 All-In-One Inkjet Printer $65, more

More deals still alive:

Radiation Island for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($3 value)

New products & more:

The Raspberry Pi touchscreen display we’ve been waiting for is now available

Review: JBL’s new Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker slims down for an ultra-portable form factor

 

Paypal Stories August 5, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: $50 iTunes gift card for $40, 256GB Retina MacBook Pro $1,280, iPhone 6 battery case $30, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

DJI reveals a new Phantom 3 for beginner pilots loaded with specs

$50 iTunes gift card for $40 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GBL $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

11-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (newest): $750 shipped (Reg. $899)

Lenmar MAVEN Apple-Certified MFi 3000mAh iPhone 6 Battery Case: $30 shipped (Reg. $62+)

The coolest Apple-certified MFI Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod

More new gear from today:

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2: $80 shipped (Orig. $130) or QODE Ultimate Pro: $100 (Orig. $150), more

The Lexus Hoverboard is here: watch as it flies around a skatepark and over water

  • Games/Apps: Aspyr Mac sale – Beyond Earth $20, Metro Redux (PS4/Xbox One) $20, more
  • Daily Deals: Logitech Harmony Keyboard $70, JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speakers $30, more
  • PreSonus Ceres 3.5-inch Powered Speakers w/ Bluetooth streaming $100 shipped (Reg. $230)

More deals still alive:

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in all colors: $590 shipped (Reg. $699)

Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)

New products & more:

Xbox One announces new Halo 5 Limited Edition Console, DVR functionality, games and more at Gamescon 15

Epson’s new EcoTank printers have enough ink for “two years” right out of the box

 

Paypal Stories June 29, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: $50 iTunes Gift Card for $40, Owen & Fred giveaway, M-Audio Monitor Speakers $80, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

$50 iTunes gift card for $40 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

Giveaway: Owen & Fred’s Desk Essentials collection ups your work game while looking good, $250+ value

M-Audio Studiophile 4-inch Powered Monitor Speakers $80 shipped (Reg. $149)

Quick Review: Eton Scorpion II is a rugged solar electronic survival kit for $50

11.6-inch MacBook Air (previous gen) 1.7GHZ/8GB/512GB + freebies: $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,200+)

More new gear from today:

JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones for $110 shipped (Reg. $170)

Daily Deals: Sony Cyber-shot 20MP Camera $600 w/ Free $50 Gift Card, iPhone 6 sweat-proof armband $7, more

More deals still alive:

App Store Free App of the Week: Halftone 2 Comic Book Creator ($2 value)

Free McGraw-Hill educational iOS apps for your kids: Monster Squeeze, Beat the Computer, more (Reg. $2 ea.)

New products & more:

Molson and Google team up on voice activated fridge that dispenses free beer

Amazon’s Treasure Truck brings daily deals to the streets

Paypal Stories May 26, 2015

Marriott app adds hotel check-ins from your Apple Watch, PayPal for iPhone gains Touch ID login

Back in March, Marriott Hotels announced that it plans to accept Apple Pay as a payment form at many of its properties this summer, and today the hotel chain has updated its Marriott International app for iPhone to include Apple Watch support.

Paypal Stories May 5, 2015

A public relations representative demonstrates how a PayPal customer can pay for goods using their mobile phone number at a cashier station at a Home Depot store in Daly City

Update: Home Depot says it plans to accept Apple Pay in the near future.

Home Depot appears to have quietly stopped accepting Apple Pay. Although never officially named as a partner, the company has supported contactless payment and Apple Pay used to work in at least some of its stores. An Apple support document updated last week lists Home Depot as one of the stores that “might not currently be set up” to accept Apple Pay.

The change appears to be related to Home Depot’s deal to accept PayPal as a payment method both in store and online …  expand full story

Paypal Stories February 24, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes gift cards 20% off, Lumsing speaker & car charger $25, Wired magazine $5, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

iTunes gift cards 20% off w/ email delivery from PayPal: $100 for $80 or $50 for $40

Lumsing 4-port USB wall charger $11, Bluetooth speaker and dual USB car charger $25 Prime shipped

One-year magazine subs from $5/yr: Architectural Digest, Wired, Dwell, Runner’s World, more

LifeProof finally begins accepting preorders for its first waterproof iPhone 6 Plus case

Small States: Etwas builds timeless bags with legacy and heirloom design in mind – giveaway worth $380

More new gear from today:

Headphones: Klipsch X11 in-ears $100 (Reg. $132+), Sennheiser HD205-II over-ears $25 (Reg. $50)

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

Paypal Stories December 11, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-11 at 9.02.21 PM

Apple has updated its online store to start accepting PayPal as a payment method in both the United States and United Kingdom. PayPal was already an option for those who shopped through the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore, but this is the first time the company has offered it through the Apple Online Store.

expand full story

Paypal Stories December 9, 2014

dashlane

Password managers are a great way to have strong, unique passwords for each website you access – but vital as it is these days, there’s no denying that it’s a chore to change them. Dashlane, a Mac and Windows password manager app, aims to take away the pain by doing it for you automatically across 50 top US websites like Apple, Amazon, Dropbox, Facebook, PayPal, WordPress and Twitter.

Importantly, the app can even cope with sites that employ two-factor authentication to login or change a password, prompting you for the code when required …  expand full story

Paypal Stories November 18, 2014

paypal-pebble

Apple’s payment-enable smartwatch may still be months off, but PayPal is hoping to beat the Cupertino-based tech giant to the punch with watch-based payments at physical retailers. The payment company today debuted its application for the Pebble smartwatch, which allows users to make purchases at supported locations.

Unlike the Apple Watch and its associated payment system, PayPal’s app doesn’t require a connected smartphone to use. It also doesn’t support NFC-based transactions. Instead, it generates a payment code that can be used to check out and charge an order to a user’s account. In some stores users will also be able to check out simply by checking into the store through the app.

expand full story

Paypal Stories September 15, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 4.08.24 PM

PayPal appears to be calling out Apple and its newly announced mobile payment service Apple Pay with an ad appearing in The New York Times print edition (via Pando Daily) indirectly reminding people of last month’s disastrous iCloud photo leak when a list of celebrities found their personal photos an intimate situations published on the web. The ad reads “We the people want our money safer than our selfies,” but PayPal isn’t without its own security issue in the past.

Apple already has over 500 million iTunes account with most having credit cards, the company says, and iCloud features like iCloud Keychain manage and utilize credit card data for auto-completing credit card information. expand full story

Paypal Stories August 13, 2014

Small businesses looking to take occasional card payments without paying monthly fees now have a third option as Amazon has launched Local Register to compete with Square and PayPal Here – as we predicted last month. The $10 card-reader is compatible with any iPhone from the iPhone 4 onward, as well as any iPad or iPad mini.

Amazon is undercutting both competitor services with a flat fee of 2.5 percent per transaction (vs 2.7 percent for PayPal Here and 2.75 percent for Square). Not enough? Amazon is sweetening the deal with a special introductory rate of 1.75 percent until the end of 2015, and will also credit the $10 cost of the cardreader in full against transaction fees …  expand full story

Paypal Stories July 27, 2014

amazon reader

Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained. According to the documents, Staples stores will prepare next month to stock a new product called the “Amazon Card Reader” alongside existing card readers from Square, PayPal, and Staples’ own in-house brand. The small hardware, which will likely connect to smartphones to process payments, will cost $9.99, according to the Staples internal sales systems…

expand full story

Paypal Stories July 14, 2014

PayPal takes a page from Passbook, adds virtual loyalty cards to iOS app

PayPal has updated its iOS app with support for loyalty cards from a long list of selected retailers. The app allows you to select one of the supported companies from the list and scan the barcode on your loyalty or discount card, then saves the data in a digital wallet. The update puts PayPal in competition with Apple’s stock Passbook application, which also allows for storage of loyalty cards and other similar information.

The update also includes bug fixes and removes the ability to scan a check using the device’s camera to deposity money in your PayPal account. You can grab the version 5.5 update for free on the App Store.

What’s New in Version 5.5 Loyalty cards, login, and more!

• Link all of your favorite loyalty cards to PayPal. Carry virtual versions on your mobile. Your wallet deserves the break. • Vroom! Faster logins are here. We did some work behind the scenes to speed things up for you. • No bug is safe! We’re finding and fixing them as fast as we can. • We’re no longer offering the “scan a check” feature. Not to worry. You can still add money to PayPal directly from your bank account.

Powered by WordPress VIP