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eBay Apple Pay support arrives later this year

eBay Apple Pay support arrives later this year

Earlier this year, eBay announced plans to begin changing the way it handles payments on its marketplace. As part of this plan, it dropped PayPal as the primary payment processor for purchases and announced its intention to begin managing end-to-end payments itself. While it won't be ready to flip the switch on that initiative until later this year, we now know that eBay will begin supporting Apple Pay when it does.

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PayPal now works across Google services, no login needed

PayPal now works across Google services, no login needed

Paying online or through your phone, be it for physical goods or digital ones, is becoming very popular these days. Perhaps too popular, considering the many payment methods and sources available. Unfortunately, that sometimes means that payment can be an error-prone multi-step process rather than a convenience. To help make their corner of the world a bit smaller and more convenient, Google and PayPal are strengthening their ties so that you can easily use PayPal on all Google services if you've used it at least once on any one of them.

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Venmo instant transfer suddenly stops working

Venmo instant transfer suddenly stops working

The mobile payment system just got a little bit interesting. Just a while ago, Google announced the ability to send or request for payment, via Google Pay of course, using Google Assistant. This direct peer-to-peer payment has been one of the key features of certain mobile payment systems, including PayPal's Venmo. Somewhat suspiciously, Venmo's system is now under fire after it abruptly pulled one of its most popular features, the ability instantly transfer money from Venmo to a linked bank account.

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Bitcoin Price volatility: Paypal, Petro, and Steven Seagal

Bitcoin Price volatility: Paypal, Petro, and Steven Seagal

PayPal chief financial officer John Rainey spoke this week about the likelihood Bitcoin would become a standard payment method online. At the moment there's too much volatility in the cost of Bitcoin (in USD) for most merchants to adopt the coin. In the very near future, said Rainey, there's a good chance Bitcoin could be accepted far more widely than it already is.

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Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

News of eBay's switch from Paypal sent both stocks reeling at the tail end of January 2018 - now there's word that eBay's new partner might be their key to Bitcoin. The auction site teamed up with payment service Adyen, replacing for the first time their primary payment company since Paypal was acquired in 2002. Adyen, in turn, at one point partnered with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments.

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eBay drops PayPal as its primary payment processor

eBay drops PayPal as its primary payment processor

In a surprise announcement, eBay has revealed that it will be ditching PayPal as its primary payment processor. The company says it will be intermediating payments on the Marketplace platform, a move that will improve the experience for both sellers and buyers. As part of this, eBay has partnered with payment processor Adyen, though the transition won't be a fast one.

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PayPal Money Pool lets everyone in a group chip in on gifts

PayPal Money Pool lets everyone in a group chip in on gifts

PayPal has launched a new feature that makes it easy to get funds from a group of people who all want to contribute to the item. Called Money Pools, the feature is exactly what it sounds like: a dedicated way to pool money, one that'll no doubt come in handy with the upcoming holiday season. The feature is available now for anyone who has a PayPal account.

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PayPal Facebook Messenger feature settles the group check

PayPal Facebook Messenger feature settles the group check

The number of ways to pressure your friends to cough up the cash they owe you for lunch is increasing, with PayPal and Facebook Messenger hooking up. A new update to Messenger allows for PayPal peer-to-peer payments directly within the popular Facebook IM service. It's built atop PayPal's existing Facebook Messenger integration for shopping.

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Nintendo Switch eShop PayPal payments activated

Nintendo Switch eShop PayPal payments activated

Nintendo revealed today that PayPal is to be added to the list of payment options for the Switch eShop. Importantly, this means that anyone with a bank account can purchase games digitally - no credit card required. Even better is the news that PayPal support is going live across multiple regions today.

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Skype PayPal update live: here’s how to Send Money

Skype PayPal update live: here’s how to Send Money

Today PayPal was added to Skype, and Skype's Send Money feature was enabled. Microsoft suggested that the age of "I still need to pay you for that Mother's Day gift" is over - and the age of "here is that money I owe you for that Mother's Day gift right now" have begun. Send Money is available to some users in some countries today - but works for almost any Android or iPhone device in your pocket right this minute.

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Samsung Pay PayPal deal will make Note 8 the perfect digital wallet

Samsung Pay PayPal deal will make Note 8 the perfect digital wallet

You're now able to use your Samsung smartphone to make a payment through your PayPal account, with a new deal that sees Samsung Pay's digital wallet expand. Samsung has added PayPal as a payment option for both in-store and online transactions, in addition to in-app purchases. Initially, Samsung and PayPal say, the functionality will be available in the US.

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PayPal announces Apple integration at long last

PayPal announces Apple integration at long last

It's kind of hard to believe that iTunes has made it 13 years without support for PayPal, but here we are. That's all finally changing today, as PayPal announced it will soon be an accepted payment option on iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and iBooks. This is rolling out today for folks in some regions, while others will have to wait a few weeks before the option to pay through PayPal goes live for them.

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