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Office Depot starts test of PayPal POS system

Office Depot starts test of PayPal POS system

Office Depot is in testing with a new system that will use the PayPal point-of-sell system. The roll out of the PayPal system will be done in a limited number of locations as part of a test. Apparently, the rollout is starting small due to some "rough spots" in the experience with the system. Those rough spots have to do with limitations on who can use the system and the carriers who support the new payment method.

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Yahoo! makes ex-PayPal chief Scott Thompson new CEO

Yahoo! makes ex-PayPal chief Scott Thompson new CEO

Yahoo! has officially made ex-PayPal chief Scott Thompson its new CEO, the company has confirmed, with Thompson taking up the new role - as well as a board position - on January 9 2012. The potential hire was rumored this morning with insiders tipping its announcement as imminent; according to Yahoo!, his "primary focus will be on the core business" and will include decisions on "specific investments or dispositions of assets" as the company attempts to turn around its ailing fortunes.

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Google, Facebook and more mull anti-SOPA blackout

Google, Facebook and more mull anti-SOPA blackout

Google, eBay, Facebook, Twitter, PayPal and other big-name sites are contemplating a complete, coordinated blackout in an attempt to call users to arms over SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act. "There have been some serious discussions about that" Markham Erickson, head of the NetCoalition group of anti-SOPA organizations told CNET, with the so-called 'nuclear option' also being considered by Wikipedia and others.

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PayPal, S1, and NCR team for payments from ATM to individuals

PayPal, S1, and NCR team for payments from ATM to individuals

If you pick a random bank in your area and drive up to the ATM there is a very good chance that you will find the machine is made by NCR. The company has a huge amount of ATMs in service around the country and the world. NCR has announced that it is teaming up with PayPal and S1 to offer the ability for users to pay a PayPal account holder directly from the ATM.

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PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

PayPal to open pop-up store next month in NYC, showcasing new mobile payment options

Paypal is all set to open a new pop-up store in the trendy streets of downtown Manhattan, New York, to announce and showcase their new payment options and point-of-sale features that are coming soon. PayPal plans to invite local merchants to visit the store, located at 174 Hudson, to experience and see real-time demos of the company's payment processing technology for retail stores, and see it in action how they intend for it to be at brick and mortar stores nationwide.

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Anonymous and LulzSec Hack US Police Files Nationwide

Anonymous and LulzSec Hack US Police Files Nationwide

In an effort to continue their reign of hacking news supremacy, both LulzSec and Anonymous have claimed responsibility for a 10 gigabyte file containing social security numbers, credit card details, and vast amounts of police files including emails and confidentially sent tips on crimes. This information comes from more than 70 so-called "small-town" law enforcement agencies. Both hacking groups say they want to show solidarity with with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants as well as others - Topiary being the supposed name of one Jake Davis, a teen suspected of working with LulzSec to illegally hack several institutions.

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PayPal readying brick & mortar store till trial as Google launches credit card

PayPal readying brick & mortar store till trial as Google launches credit card

The competition in the electronic payments market continues to rage, with both Google and eBay looking beyond their current online and mobile payment options in an attempt to coerce more users and vendors to sign up. eBay's PayPal division, Forbes reports, is readying a trial of offline "point of sale" transaction support for brick and mortar retailers that will kick off later in 2011, while Google is setting up a credit card arm, Reuters reports, which will offer advertisers a way to buy ads now and pay for them later.

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PayPal Unveils NFC Money Transfers For Android

PayPal Unveils NFC Money Transfers For Android

PayPal today unveiled their first NFC-based mobile payment solution for Android devices. It's not quite a full on payment system that you can use to buy groceries or pick up coffee, but it does make peer to peer transactions much simpler. It allows you to easily transfer money to another person by tapping your phones together, assuming you both own an NFC-enabled Android device.

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