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PayPal co-cofounder wants to make you pregnant

Big data commonly births innovation and creative thinking and our world is the better for it. Just don't expect incumbent industries to be happy about it.

eBay: Mobile generated 30% of new users in Q2

Almost 30 percent of new eBay users added in the second quarter of 2013 signed up via mobile device, the digital marketplace said Wednesday.

Why Walmart poses a major threat to the mobile payments hierarchy

It's been roughly nine months since more than a dozen leading U.S. retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Sears and 7-Eleven first banded together to create Merchant Customer Exchange, a nationwide mobile commerce network designed to support smartphone-enabled purchases, consumer offers and mobile marketing promotions. The MCX initiative remains a work in progress, but here's what we know.

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.