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Square expands into digital retail with online marketplace

Square is expanding its digital payments platform into the retail segment with the launch of Square Market, an online marketplace challenging sites like Amazon, eBay and Etsy.

Big data creating more jobs than we can fill

Talent shortages may persist in the big data market, but at least companies are beginning to understand what skills they need.

Spotlight: Reinventing mentoring

It is arguable how successful dating services have been or ever will be considering the difficulty humans have in cultivating and maintaining relationships, especially romantic relationships. But one million dollars is saying a company called Everwise might have better luck using big data to help build mentoring relationships.

PayPal streamlines mobile shopping with simplified sign-in

PayPal unveiled a revamped version of its Log In commerce identity system optimized for mobile devices.

eBay adds 2.8M new customers via mobile in Q1

eBay added roughly 2.8 million new customers through its mobile applications during the first quarter of 2013, with downloads of those apps now topping 162 million since late 2008.

PayPal acquires mobile app maker Duff Research, expands Here app to iPad

PayPal is acquiring mobile software development startup Duff Research, a move to accelerate the rollout of its digital wallet efforts. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PayPal co-founder Levchin launches mobile payment startup Affirm

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is going head-to-head with the digital commerce giant with the launch of Affirm, a new payment startup dedicated to streamlining the checkout process across smartphones and other connected mobile devices.

PayPal Here expands to Europe ahead of mobile payment rival Square

PayPal is extending its PayPal Here mobile payment processing platform to Europe, beating rival Square in the race to establish a beachhead on the other side of the Atlantic.

eBay forecasts 2013 mobile commerce volume will eclipse $20B

eBay anticipates its mobile payment volume will exceed $20 billion in 2013. The company also said its PayPal unit will handle around $20 billion in mobile transactions this year. The figures are up significantly from what the company reported for 2012.

eBay revamps iPhone, iPad apps to simplify buying and selling

eBay its updating its core shopping applications for Apple's iPhone and iPad, adding a series of new features and promising more efficient buying and selling processes.