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Users want more security for mobile payments, PayPal survey finds

Most consumers agree that making an online payment is easy, but 40 percent don't take advantage of mobile payments, according to PayPal's latest study. One of the biggest hindrances? Security.

An 'Everyday Bank' has to be mobile

Simply creating mobile-friendly versions of existing products and services will not be enough for banks to fend off challenges from non-bank competitors, such as PayPal, Google, Amazon and Square. That is the conclusion of a new report by Accenture on digital banking.

Following credit card hack, PayPal's Marcus takes frustration out on employees

PayPal President David Marcus appears to be taking his recent frustrations out on employees.

Retail banks, credit agencies under fire by lending startups

Remember back when I told you that retail banks and credit reporting agencies would shortly be besieged by hungry startups and online payment firms far savvier about leveraging data and new analytical tools? Yeah, well that competitive fire is growing more intense.

Amazon, eBay grab a piece of mobile payment pie

GigaOm  reports that the transaction volume of payments processor Braintree jumped 164 percent from the previous year. Right now eBay execs are probably pretty happy they snapped up the company for $800 million earlier this year.

Revel integrates PayPal support into retailer POS solution for iPad

Revel Systems is bolstering its point-of-sale solution for Apple's iPad by adding support for PayPal's mobile commerce capabilities.

Mobile users give thumbs up to biometric security

More than half of mobile users are comfortable using biometrics as a security measure to prevent unauthorized access to their mobile devices, according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults by Zogby Poll on behalf of PayPal and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Mobile commerce is on the move

Mobile commerce is beginning to gain traction among consumers and retailers. Now that FierceMobileContent has joined with FierceMobileIT, we will use our combined resources and daily coverage to provide you with the latest happenings in the m-commerce world.

PayPal launches QR code-based in-store payments platform

PayPal unveiled Payment Code--a new in-store payments platform enabling consumers to complete purchases with their mobile phone by scanning a QR code or activating a four-digit code.

Samsung adds PayPal support to simplify mobile app purchases

Samsung Electronics is now accepting PayPal as a payment option across its mobile ecosystem, allowing users to securely purchase applications, e-books and multimedia content from the Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub storefronts in a matter of seconds.