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.
Talent shortages may persist in the big data market, but at least companies are beginning to understand what skills they need.
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 unveiled a revamped version of its Log In commerce identity system optimized for mobile devices.
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 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 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 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 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 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.