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New PayPal Android SDK coming May 15

New PayPal Android SDK coming May 15

When it comes to digital payments online, the clear leader in the arena is PayPal. Much of the success PayPal, at least early on, can be attributed to its close ties with eBay and fact that pretty much every transaction on eBay uses PayPal. PayPal has announced that it will be launching a new Android SDK for developers on May 15.

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PayPal considers accepting BitCoin payments

PayPal considers accepting BitCoin payments

PayPal CEO John Donahoe is considering ways of implementing BitCoins into PayPal's digital transaction network. He says that he's watching Bitcoins very closely and expects that the virtual currency, or virtual currency in general, will be here to stay. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Donahoe stated that within 5 years, Bitcoins and other virtual currencies will be able to be converted into cash and be used in the real world.

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eBay begins push into offline market with touchscreen store windows

eBay begins push into offline market with touchscreen store windows

eBay hopes to infiltrate the offline market come this summer and it's first step involves collaborating with a retailer to launch a touchscreen store window. eBay CEO John Donahoe spoke at TechCrunch's Disrupt NY event and said that a retailer, whose name was not revealed, in New York will feature a life size touchscreen store window compliments of eBay. The touchscreen store window is just one of many to come.

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LG Smart TVs add PayPal integration for easier home shopping

LG Smart TVs add PayPal integration for easier home shopping

LG has baked PayPal into its latest smart TVs, streamlining payments and purchases for on-demand content, apps, and home shopping. The integration - which is available on 2013 sets in the US, UK, and Canada now, but will spread to other countries imminently - will allow PayPal users to log into their existing accounts and avoid having to enter credit card, shipping and billing addresses, and other details into their TV using an often-inconvenient onscreen keyboard.

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FIDO Alliance and DARPA working to replace passwords

FIDO Alliance and DARPA working to replace passwords

Regular alphanumeric style passcodes are not the only method of online security these days, however it is by far the most common. We have seen some other methods in use such as two-factor authentication with RSA SecurID and even with Google and their 2-step verification process. On the flip side of those, we have even seen some slightly more unique options talked about such as using eye movements. Coming to the present day though, and we have talk of replacing passwords coming from two groups.

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PayPal promises to overhaul overbearing fraud filters in the coming months

PayPal promises to overhaul overbearing fraud filters in the coming months

PayPal is the biggest, most popular, and most widely used online payment processor in the world today. The problem with PayPal for many users is that company has a history of incredibly overreaching fraud filters that ensnare legitimate users who are doing no wrong, leaving them unable to access their money. PayPal put fraud filters in place to be sure criminals weren't abusing its digital payment system.

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