Archive for the 'Online Payments' Category

Irish Jobs

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

An article from Ireland’s Radio Telef√≠s √Čireann (RTE) about the recent announcement to add 300 jobs to eBay/PayPal’s Dublin facility.

Payments on Google Base

Monday, February 27th, 2006

A very interesting post from the Google blog :
“Many of you are probably already familiar with the Google Account. You use it to sign in and pay for a number of Google services, like Google Video and Google Earth. We’re now introducing similar functionality on Google Base.”

Mobile payments innovation from the Pacific Northwest

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

This just in: recent graduates of my alma mater may now have a shot at launching a career in mobile payments without the need to leave the Portland metro area.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been a little too busy lately, and haven’t been following Scott’s blog closely enough, but today was the first time […]

Gbuy - The Google Wallet

Monday, February 6th, 2006

The Google Wallet product that everyone has been talking about over the past year will apparently be called “Gbuy”. Here’s a Wall Street Journal article discussing the product and how PayPal is viewing the threat from Google.

Too much of a good thing?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

When PayPal begins to sell Verisign’s Payflow Pro and Payflow Link products sometime this Spring, they’re going to face some interesting challenges. It’s hard enough to effectively communicate the difference between PayPal’s Website Payments Pro product, and PayPal Standard. Come Spring, if PayPal plans to offer the two Verisign products side by side with the […]


Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

A friend of mine recently asked me to have a chat with Chuck Groom, one of the creators of a new service called Billmonk. When Chuck first began to explain his business to me, I’ll admit, it took me a few minutes to decide if this was an original concept, or just PayPal’s “group […]

Look out PayPal, here comes Paychest

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

An entity called MLON Ventures is acquiring a 60% stake in Paychest, the self-proclaimed “one of a kind 3rd party payment system”. If you’re not familiar with Paychest, you can review the product functionality they plan to offer, as well as their business strategy for competing with PayPal, on this impressive website.
Read the full […]

When PayPal becomes the back office, too

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

An article from today’s New York Times about how SMB’s are using PayPal to handle their invoicing and online billing needs.

PayPal’s other competitor on Craigslist

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

I’m no Luddite, but I still think PayPal’s biggest competitor on Craigslist is cash. Receiving checks from strangers is too risky and PayPal does not elegantly support offline transactions. Apparently, the team at Text Pay Me made a similar observation, but they are hoping sms-based mobile payments could be the wave of the future. […]

Split Payments Defined (part two)

Monday, December 12th, 2005

The concept of split payments is kind of like cc-ing someone in an email, but with a payment. Unlike being copied on an email that allows everyone to view the entire email, a split payment is divided into parts with no single recepient ever receiving the whole thing. The receiving fees due to PayPal would […]