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Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for $300M

Elavon to acquire Sage Pay, a gateway that competes with Stripe, PayPal and Adyen, for 0M E-commerce continues to gain momentum — a trend we’ll see played out in the next two months of holiday shopping — and with that comes more consolidation. Today, Elavon, the payments company that is a subsidiary […]

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Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by the Wall Street Journal, starting as early as […]

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PayPal reports solid third-quarter results, with total payment volume growing 25%

PayPal reports solid third-quarter results, with total payment volume growing 25% PayPal reported third-quarter results today that were slightly ahead of analysts’ expectations, driven by an increase in total payment volume. The company’s quarterly revenue grew 19% year-over-year to $4.38 billion. Its GAAP net income was 39 cents per share, or $462 […]

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Venmo to launch its first credit card in 2020

Venmo to launch its first credit card in 2020 Venmo announced today its plans to launch its first-ever credit card. The card is being issued partnership with Synchrony, already the issuer behind Venmo parent company PayPal’s Extras Mastercard and Cashback Mastercard, in an expanded relationship. The move is meant to help Venmo, […]

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Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook

Why each Libra member’s mutiny hurts Facebook There’s a strategic cost to the defection of Visa, Stripe, eBay, and more from the Facebook -led cryptocurrency Libra Association . They’re not just names dropping off a list. Each potentially made Libra more useful, ubiquitous, or reputable. Now they could become obstacles to the […]

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PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association

PayPal is the first company to drop out of the Facebook-led Libra Association PayPal is the first company to walk away from Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. PayPal’s decision to take its ball and go home was first reported by The Wall Street Journal . “PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation […]

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PayPal to enter China through GoPay acquisition

PayPal to enter China through GoPay acquisition The People’s Bank of China has approved PayPal’s acquisition of a 70% equity state in GoPay (Guofubao Information Technology Co. (GoPay), Ltd.), which will make PayPal the first foreign payment platform to provide online payment services in China. GoPay has licenses for online and mobile […]

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Brexit means clear your cookies for democracy

Brexit means clear your cookies for democracy Brexit looks set to further sink the already battered reputation of tracking cookies after a Buzzfeed report yesterday revealed what appears to be a plan by the UK’s minority government to use official government websites to harvest personal data on UK citizens for targeting purposes. […]

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APIs are the next big SaaS wave

APIs are the next big SaaS wave Daniel Levine Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Levine is a partner at Accel. He joined the firm in 2010 and focuses on product-first startups aimed at consumers, developers, and bottoms-up business users. While the software revolution started out slowly, over the past few years it’s […]

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Libra, Facebook’s global digital currency plan, is fuzzy on privacy, watchdogs warn

Libra, Facebook’s global digital currency plan, is fuzzy on privacy, watchdogs warn Privacy commissioners from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australasia have put their names to a joint statement raising concerns about a lack of clarity from Facebook over how data protection safeguards will be baked into its planned cryptocurrency project, Libra. […]

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