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Are we trading security for emojis on Venmo?

The Federal Trade Commission found the app's security and privacy protections disclosures lacking.
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Should credit card companies tackle gun sales?

Feb 20, 2018
Andrew Ross Sorkin had an interesting column in the New York Times yesterday — a business and economic take on how to make mass shootings less common. PayPal and Square, Sorkin pointed out, decided years ago not to let people use their services to buy guns. What about Mastercard and Visa, he wondered. Or the […]

PayPal's president says this Cyber Monday is all about mobile

Nov 24, 2017
80 percent of Americans are expected to use their phones to shop this holiday season.
PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says the U.S. is “a laggard in digital payments.”
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Analysts predict double-digit growth for PayPal

Oct 19, 2017
PayPal reports its quarterly earnings today. Analysts expect double-digit revenue growth. Last quarter, revenues at the payment processor were more than $3 billion, with 6.5 million new customer accounts. In tech company years, PayPal is kind of old — it’s been around since the late ’90s and pioneered peer-to-peer payments online. But the company keeps managing to […]

The Source Code: Max Levchin

Oct 2, 2017
An in-depth conversation with PayPal co-founder Max Levchin on American debt and his new startup, Affirm.
Co-founder and CEO of Affirm Max Levchin participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference in New York City.
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Should companies turn away white supremacist users?

Aug 17, 2017
Racial justice leaders say PayPal has been helping fund racist groups for years.

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PayPal's Schulman says the future may not be cashless, but it's definitely mobile

May 24, 2017
Helping people with everyday transactions is a 'noble mission,' the CEO says.
"When it comes to financial services, the single most important brand attribute you can have is trust," says Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal.
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Will Visa’s recent PayPal partnership stoke its earnings?

Oct 24, 2016
PayPal once steered users away from using Visa.
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PayPal deal with MasterCard a step toward mobile payment ubiquity

Sep 7, 2016
The online payment service and its would-be competitors are working out the kinks.
It'll now be easier to link PayPal payments to a MasterCard account.
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