PayPal review

PayPal is an app that gives you complete access to your PayPal account right from your iOS device, so you can review transactions and make payments. You can even use this app to order food from a local restaurant or pay for your purchases at some area businesses.


Pay with your phone: The app can find businesses close to you that will accept PayPal as payment when you enter your mobile phone number and PIN at checkout. That means you can pay straight through PayPal without even opening your wallet.

Complete transactions: Whether you're just sending money to … Read more

PayPal offers QR codes for retail-store purchases

PayPal introduced new hardware last month that would allow customers to pay for items without even taking out their phones, similar to how Square's merchant app works.

Now, PayPal has taken another page out of its competitor's book -- the PayPal app will generate a payment QR code that any business with a scanner or PIN code machine can accept.

The company, which announced the feature Tuesday, plans to roll it out globally early next year.

Don Kingsborough, vice president of retail and prepaid products at PayPal, said that this is something PayPal has "researched for a … Read more

Review: PayPal for Android has most of the best parts of its Web app and more

PayPal for Android combines all of the features you use most on the Web with some new ways to pay, specifically added for smartphones. It's the most popular way to pay online for a reason, and this app is a seamless display of everything the service can do. If you buy things online -- or your favorite businesses use it instead of Square -- it's a nearly flawless download.

If you're one of the few people who don't have a PayPal account, you can sign up right from the app. When you sign in, PayPal for … Read more

Facebook to take on PayPal? Not so fast

Surely, Facebook envisions a future when you shop on your smartphone or tablet and keep the company in the loop on all your purchases -- but the social network poses no threat to PayPal.

The company plans to test a pay-with-Facebook mobile checkout option, as scooped by AllThingsD, but it's not trying to take over the complicated payments processing market, as has been suggested. Instead, Facebook wants to collect more data -- the best kind of data -- to pass on to its advertisers.

According to reports, the pilot Facebook feature will let social networkers pass along their credit … Read more

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin on harnessing hurricanes and using data to get pregnant

When Max Levchin begins to answer a question, he first notes how he could do so in one of any number of ways that flashed through his head while he was being asked the question.

So suffice it to say he's a smart guy. Not only did he revolutionize digital payments more than a decade ago with PayPal, but he's now dedicating his life to tackling health issues like female fertility and the hurdles of leveraging biometric data to meaningful ends. In Levchin's future, your bathroom mirror will tell you when to take an aspirin, hurricanes will … Read more

Google Now adds live TV info and coupons

CNET Update shops in space:

In this episode of Update:

- Pull up info on TV shows and coupons with Google Now.

- See what the world is like without clouds in the improved Google Maps satellite view.

- Say goodbye to 3G as Verizon plans to sell 4G-only phones in 2014.

- Ponder why Facebook is taking so long to create a Facebook app for Windows 8.

- Trek boldly with PayPal into the unknowns of space commerce.

- Try the new Digg app as a replacement for Google Reader.

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in … Read more

PayPal readies launch of mobile payments system in Europe

PayPal unveiled new hardware today that will allow it to take its in-person mobile payment system to Europe, expanding the lead it has in the international market on rival Square.

PayPal Here, which launched last March in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong, will debut in the U.K. this summer for its first foray into the European market. The eBay-owned payments processor plans to eventually offer the service to other countries on the continent.

About the size of a smartphone, the payments processor's new gadget will accept credit and debit cards under the Chip and PIN … Read more

Anonymous hacking spree hits PayPal, Symantec

The press arm for Anonymous has announced that it has begun its hacking spree for the 5th of November -- Guy Fawkes Day -- and claims to have dumped user and employee account information on accounts from PayPal, Symantec, Australian government Web sites and much more.

Monday's main focus seems to be an anti-surveillance protest -- as with the recent Anonymous October 20 protest -- with November 5th intent aimed at surveillance systems such as TrapWire and INDECT.

Trapwire and INDECT's opponents believe that the surveillance systems to be direct threats to privacy and certain civil … Read more

PayPal for Android completely refreshed

The newest version of PayPal for Android is out, and it sports a refreshed interface, complete with the "Holo" styling typical of apps designed for Android 4.0 and above. All of the main navigation is at the top, with the familiar dotted menu button sitting on the top-right of the Action Bar.

With all of PayPal's core features now split into three tabs -- Account, Send, and Request -- PayPal 4.0 is easier than ever to use. Plus, it now looks and feels more in line with its sibling PayPal Here, the company's answer … Read more

PayPal and major Chinese e-commerce platform part ways

The partnership between PayPal and Chinese e-commerce company DHGate has officially ended this week.

On August 6, DHGate stopped accepting payments completed through PayPal. "After a thorough annual business review by PayPal, both companies have mutually agreed to part ways due to different approaches to achieve their respective business goals and standards," the company said on its Web site.

DHGate is one of the biggest e-commerce platforms of its kind in the region, and still accepts other payment methods including Visa, Mastercard, bank transfer and Western Union.

Despite the end of the partnership, PayPal is keen to emphasize … Read more