Fingerprint security apt, but not perfect

2014-02-26 09:09

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will be at least the third to have a fingerprint sensor for security but it's alone in letting you use that for general shopping, thanks to a partnership with PayPal.

eBay profit rises, Icahn proposes spin-off

2014-01-23 14:45

eBay has reported a higher profit for the holiday quarter as activist investor Carl Icahn submitted a proposal to spin off its PayPal business.

A cash-free future

2013-08-11 11:07

Online financial transactions titan PayPal says it is keen to collaborate with others as it strives for a cash-free future.

PayPal error makes man quadrillionaire

2013-07-22 10:31

PayPal has accidentally credited a man with $92 quadrillion - making him the richest man in the world, a report says.

Zuma makes global power list

2013-05-02 20:08

Nine South Africans, including President Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille and bosses of top firms have made the list of 500 most powerful people by a global magazine.

UK hackers jailed over PayPal attack

2013-01-24 20:49

Two computer hackers have been jailed by a London court for a series of cyber-attacks by the hacking group Anonymous that cost the US online payments giant PayPal millions of dollars.

Yahoo names PayPal chief as new CEO

2012-01-04 16:46

Former PayPal president Scott Thompson has been appointed new Yahoo chief executive.

Hacker group declares cyber war on US police

2011-08-06 22:33

A hacker group claims it has "defaced and destroyed" websites at scores of US police agencies in retaliation for the arrest of suspected peers accused of hacking into the CIA, British crime agency Soca, and Sony.

Google to fight PayPal 'wallet' suit

2011-05-27 22:45

Google has rejected a charge that it swiped PayPal trade secrets to build its new mobile application that turns a smartphone into an electronic wallet.

WikiLeaks defended by 'amateurs'

2010-12-14 12:01

The internet drama precipitated by WikiLeaks' release of US diplomatic cables has been called the first "global cyberwar", but at closer look it's really more of an amateur brawl.

PayPal cashes cheque pics

2010-10-08 10:30

PayPal has added a feature to its free iPhone application that lets users deposit cheques into their PayPal accounts by taking a picture of them.

Paypal deal with FNB in SA

2010-03-25 12:38

Listed retail bank FNB and global e-commerce group PayPal have entered into an agreement, the parties have announced.


Raider Icahn takes aim at eBay

2014-02-24 19:38

Corporate raider Carl Icahn called on eBay to hive off payments unit PayPal, while blasting its directors for conflicts of interest and its CEO as "asleep".

eBay to buy payments platform Braintree

2013-09-26 19:00

Online retailer eBay says it will acquire the mobile payments platform Braintree for $800m in cash.

Banks, e-commerce players set for battle

2013-08-06 07:58

A major storm looks set to rock the online scene as some of the country’s largest e-commerce players square up against its biggest banking powers over fraud.

Apple controversy lays bare Irish tax web

2013-07-14 14:17

Ireland has rejected US claims that it is a tax haven, despite revelations of Apple paying little or no tax on tens of billions of dollars.

Firms battle for slice of 'mobile money'

2013-02-25 19:14

Big financial groups wanting a stake in the lucrative mobile money market are tapping into innovative technology to cash in on shoppers' digital wallets.

Cellphones the new personal ATM

2012-03-04 22:41

Paying with a cellphone is gradually become a reality for consumers, with banks, telecommunications operators and internet players all jumping in to offer payment options.

Facebook cash payments with PayPal

2011-11-18 09:29

Paypal has introduced a Facebook application called Send Money that allows people to easily send cash to their Facebook friends.

EBay's PayPal going offline

2011-07-21 07:12

EBay's PayPal business has become one of the largest online payment systems, but its now heading offline.

PayPal sues Google over payment system

2011-05-27 19:07

PayPal is suing Google over a service that is trying to turn smartphones into digital wallets.

PayPal blocks WikiLeaks account

2010-12-04 16:00

PayPal has decided to block financial transfers to WikiLeaks after governments around the world initiated legal action against the whistleblower website.

PayPal to improve buying online

2010-08-13 18:28

PayPal wants to make it easier to buy low-cost digital goods online and plans to roll out a payment product that helps businesses collect "micropayments" on the web.

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