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PayPal dumps processing fees to galvanize mobile point-of-sale adoption

PayPal announced Cash for Registers, a new program that offers free credit, debit card, check and PayPal processing to any U.S. merchant that swaps out its existing point-of-sale system in favor of the PayPal Here m-commerce system.

End of the password is nigh, predicts PayPal CISO

LAS VEGAS–The end of the password is nigh, predicted Michael Barrett, chief information security officer (CISO) at PayPal and president of the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) Alliance, during his Thursday keynote speech at the Interop conference.

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 launches mobile payments SDK for iOS, expands API library

PayPal is rolling out a series of new tools enabling developers to offer more frictionless payment experiences within their mobile applications.

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.

Hybrid mobile payment products open up security risks, warns Frost & Sullivan

The integration of near-field communication technology and cloud-based systems in the mobile payments market poses security risks, warned Frost & Sullivan.

FIDO Alliance develops strong authentication approach to replace passwords

A group of Internet companies, systems integrators and security firms have teamed to offer a strong online authentication standard designed to replace the need for passwords, which provide weak authentication because of user reuse as well as having to protect against malware and phishing attacks.