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PayPal gives Apple users Siri support

PayPal has added Siri support, letting Apple users send and request money using voice commands on iOS.


11/11/2016  |  Full story...

PayPal allows in-store payments via Mastercard deal

Paypal has struck a deal with Mastercard that will allow the payments platform to be used in stores.

08/09/2016  |  Full story...

Paypal launches cross platform payments service

PayPal has launched a new peer-to-peer payments service called PayPal.Me targeted at the instant messaging generation.

07/09/2015  |  Full story...

PayPal worth $50bn in market debut after eBay split

PayPal has completed its separation from eBay, making its stock debut with a higher market value than its parent company.

PayPal and eBay split into separate companies

eBay and PayPal are today splitting their operations into two individual companies, having traded together since eBay bought PayPal in 2002.

17/07/2015  |  Full story...

Facebook Messenger gets mobile payments

Facebook is expanding into mobile payments by letting users exchange money through its Messenger app.

19/03/2015  |  Full story...

eBay to axe 2,400 jobs ahead of PayPal sell off

eBay is planning to cut 2,400 jobs in the first quarter as the online marketplace prepares to sell off its Paypal division as part of an efficiency drive.

22/01/2015  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence September 2014

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence September 2014

This month's round-up of the research, trends and case studies impacting digital marketing.

- Internet of Things gets real
- Ecommerce goes social with Twitter
- Digital marketing effectiveness

Take a look and get back in touch if there's anything you'd like advice on about how it could impact you and your team.

Read September 2014

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01/10/2014

PayPal to split from eBay in 2015 floatation

eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year, amid claims they are holding each other back.

Watch this video from Bloomberg examining the split here:


30/09/2014  |  Full story...

PayPal claims Apple Pay is ‘no safer than selfies’

Paypal has taken out full page print ads in major US titles to critisie Apple’s new mobile payment system, claiming it is no safer than selfies.

17/09/2014  |  Full story...

Paypal to accept bitcoin payments via subsidiary Braintree

Paypal will soon start taking bitcoin through its Braintree subsidiary, as virtual currency continues to gain mainstream acceptance.

12/09/2014  |  Full story...

Amazon goes on the offensive: card readers, 3D printing store, video shorts and DRM-free comics

With headlines last week focussing on Amazon's unexpectedly high quarterly loses, it's easy to miss just how how far and wide the company is continuing to expand and experiment across the digital landscape.

Here are four new products or shifts worth keeping an eye on...

28/07/2014  |  Full story...

Ebay urges users to change passwords after hack attack

Ebay has asked its users to alter their passwords following a cyberattack that compromised the online marketplace’s database.

22/05/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence January 2014

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence January 2014

If you're planning 2014 digital strategies for your brands, here's the latest inputs from our strategists:

- Long term trends: The 'Internet of Things' (physical objects getting connected) came closer with Google buying smart thermostat maker Nest and strengthening their 'Android for cars' scheme
- Ecommerce innovation: Drive-to-shelf is growing with tools such as Apple's iBeacon - which US retailers are rolling out to offer discounts and product information
- Media buying: Internet-style personalised targeting is going mainstream with Sky pioneering the new "AdSmart" format

If your brand needs a digital strategy healthcheck before the 2014 campaigns launch, then email us back Hello@DigitalStrategyConsulting.com. A strategist will be in touch with practical brand-specific advice on where to focus.

Read January 2014

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30/01/2014

PayPal lets shoppers buy direct from merchant’s sites

PayPal has redesigned its online checkout process to let shoppers complete their payment on merchants’ websites, rather than go to a separate PayPal site, as the eBay owned firm ramps up competition with rival Amazon.

20/01/2014  |  Full story...

Mobile payment trends: Holistic view ‘boosts the whole economy’

An estimated 20 million UK shoppers will be using their mobile phones to pay for goods and services by the end of the decade, with the value of their purchases tripling to as much as £14.2 billion by 2018, according to new research.

20/11/2013  |  Full story...

Amazon offers Paypal-style 'login and pay' button

Amazon has launched a new ‘login and pay’ button, letting external websites allow their customers to pay via their Amazon accounts, as the firm steps up its battle with eBay and its PayPal payments system.

10/10/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook takes on PayPal with mobile payments tool

Facebook is testing a new online payments service aimed at making it easier for users to make purchases on their mobile devices.

19/08/2013  |  Full story...

Richest man in the world: Paypal accidentally credits customer with $92 quadrillion

For a moment this week, a US man became the world's richest person - with a wealth one thousand times greater than the GDP of the whole planet, after PayPal mistakenly credited him with $92 quadrillion (£60 quadrillion).

19/07/2013  |  Full story...

Google lets users send money via Gmail

Google has introduced a new dollar-sign icon for Gmail attachments, letting users transfer money via its Google Wallet service.

17/05/2013  |  Full story...

PayPal to launch Chip and Pin for small traders

PayPal is to launch a device that lets small traders, from Ice Cream sellers to taxi firms, accept payments via their smartphones.

Watch a video explaining how the service works below:

25/02/2013  |  Full story...

PayPal to axe 3% of workforce- 400 jobs to go?

Paypal is planning to lay off some 300 and 400 employees within the next few weeks, as the onlne payments giant looks to streamline operations. The eBay-owned firm, which currently employs 13,000 staff worldwide, as part of a new focus on product development, technology and marketing.

16/10/2012  |  Full story...

UK government planning online ID scheme

The Government is set to announce details of its controversial national identity plans, letting people use their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification documents for accessing public services, according to a news report. Initially floated by the government last year, under the scheme people wishing to apply for services ranging from tax credits to fishing licences and passports will be asked to choose from a list of familiar online log-ins, including those they already use on social media sites, banks, and large retailers such as supermarkets, to prove their identity.

05/10/2012  |  Full story...

Paypal testing mobile payments in McDonalds

PayPal is testing an app-based checkout system in McDonald’s restaurants in France, as the online payments system looks to secure pole position is the increasingly important mobile payments sector. The trial is being conducted in 30 McDonald’s outlets in France, using a different system than PayPal’s two existing in-store payment systems. The French trial features a smartphone app or a website from which customers can order and pay for the food with their PayPal account.

22/08/2012  |  Full story...

PayPal links with SoftBank to crack Japan’s digital payments market

PayPal has teamed up with Japanese web giant Softbank to launch a joint venture to pursue online transactions business in the country. The two companies said they will each invest AY=1 billion (US$12.5 million) in the newly established firm PayPal Japan which will be a 50:50 joint venture.

10/05/2012  |  Full story...

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