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New PayPal App Could See the End of the Great British Queue

We Brits may not be global powerhouses in sport, technology, or even culture, but dammit we know how to bloody well queue. As anyone who has been stuck behind a tourist on a Tube station escalator knows full well, it's the one thing we do better than anyone else -- even if we do grumble at the wait. But thanks to PayPal, the demise of the great British queue may be within our grasp. Read More >>

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Hacker Swipes PayPal CEO's Credit Card Info and Goes on Shopping Spree

When you own a company specialising in online payments, the constant threat of hackers and phishing schemes is an inescapable part of the job description. So it's hard not to experience schadenfreude in the fact that PayPal CEO David Marcus's credit card information got swiped recently and taken on a bit of a shopping spree. Oh, sweet irony. Read More >>

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Elon Musk to Turn James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Into a Tesla Transformer

Remember the James Bond submarine car thing that went up for auction a few weeks back? It turns out it was bought by multi-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, he of Tesla / PayPal/ Hyperloop fame. And he's got big plans for his new bath toy. Read More >>

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PayPal Beacon is Your Always-On Money Handing Out Tool

PayPal's stuck another clever little location-aware payment option into its smartphone app, with the Beacon tool letting users pay for items without even having to sigh and pull a mobile out of a pocket. Read More >>

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PayPal Randomly Credits Man With $92,000,000,000,000,000

PayPal just made 56-year-old Chris Reynolds a quadrillionaire. Yes, a quadrillionaire. Only thing is, it was an error. Read More >>

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517 Movies I Could Have Watched Instead of Waiting on Hold With PayPal

During my lunch break yesterday, I decided to do a little multitasking and give the kind folks at PayPal a call regarding an ongoing issue I was having with my account. I figured, stupidly, that a company as big as PayPal would have more than three people working the whole of their customer service wing. As the call disconnected two hours and 15 minutes of hold time later—likely because even the automated system got bored talking to me—I realised how very wrong I was. Here's a quick recap. Read More >>

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PayPal Accidently Tells Legions of People They've Won €500 (But They Haven't)

Surprise! You've won €500, was the message that supposedly appeared in a load of people's inboxes direct from PayPal recently. And even though it sounded so very much like a dodgy phishing attempt, it was in fact just a total cock-up by PayPal itself. Read More >>

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PayPal Launches an In-Store Payment System to the UK

PayPal, the infamously ubiquitous king of the online payments world, is moving into the world of real touchy-feely transactions in the UK, launching a chip-and-pin device which will enable retailers to nab money from PayPal accounts, as well as debit and credit cards. Read More >>

business
PayPal's Accidentally Quadruple-Charging Customers

Bought something on PayPal recently, and had your payment taken multiple times, but the seller's claiming he's got no money? Yeah, you're not the only one. A website snafu is causing the big 'Pal to overcharge buyers and not reimburse sellers, and Twitter's getting quite angry about it. Read More >>

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Anonymous Hacker Gets Jailed for 18 Months

Remember Operation Payback, back in 2010? Anonymous got all pissy about the Wikileaks thing, so they hit PayPal and Visa (among others), DDoSing them to hell. Well, the crack team of hacktivists behind Op Payback are finally facing the music -- some pretty serious jail time. Read More >>

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It's Time PayPal Was Sorted Out (Updated: PayPal Response)

PayPal's one of the truly ubiquitous names of the internet. It's been around since e-commerce first became a Thing, and it's even got its own Mafia. Like every Mafia, though, some of its practices are a bit shady, bordering on the downright nasty. It's time for that to change. Read More >>

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Anonymous vs. the Law, the Law Seems to be Winning

Remember those Anonymous attacks way back in 2010? PayPal, Mastercard and the Ministry of Sound, to name a few, got the Anonymous treatment. Well, it's taken a while, but at least one of the Anonymous hive has been dragged (probably kicking and screaming) away from his computer screen, and is being charged with some pretty serious crap in court. Read More >>

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Anonymous Claims 28,000 Passwords Lifted in PayPal Server Hack

Hacking collective Anonymous claims it's stolen around 28,000 user details from a server used by PayPal, with what appears to be email addresses, names and associated passwords appearing on a selection of online sharing services. Read More >>

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PayPal President Offers to Personally Help Customer, But Only After PayPal Froze £40,000 of His Money for Months

Handy though it may be, Paypal has had its share of gaffes. Between the whole smashed violin thing, and shutting down a charity toy drive it's accumulated some ill-will. In a counter-move, PayPal's President David Marcus reached out to a jilted customer directly, after PayPal locked up over £40,000 of his money. Read More >>

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PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald's Restaurants

Just as it was announced last week that Square will become the mobile payment platform for Starbucks going forward, PayPal now has revealed it too has designs on the fastfood/payment game—its conquest: McDonalds. Read More >>

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PayPal Acquires Mobile-Wallet Tech Company card.io

PayPal announced on their blog today that they have acquired card.io, the San Francisco-based company that "provides technology for developers to capture credit card information by using the camera on a smartphone." Read More >>

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