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Coinblog http://www.coinbridge.com/blog Just another WordPress weblog Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:43:00 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.5.1.3 en HourTown - Online Scheduling and Marketing Platform http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=44 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=44#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:42:39 +0000 Ryan Donahue Blogging http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=44 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
The founder of Coinbridge, Ryan Donahue has recently launched a new startup company called HourTown. HourTown is an online scheduling and marketing platform that allows millions of small business owners to transact online in a more meaningful way. ]]>
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Irish Jobs http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=42 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=42#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:02:08 +0000 Ryan Donahue PayPal Online Payments http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=42 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
An article from Ireland’s Radio Telefís Éireann (RTE) about the recent announcement to add 300 jobs to eBay/PayPal’s Dublin facility. http://www.rte.ie/business/2006/0315/ebay.html ]]>
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Hiding Out http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=43 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=43#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:01:55 +0000 Ryan Donahue Blogging Entrepreneurialism http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=43 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
Sincere apologies to all my loyal readers for not updating the blog lately. I’m sure all of you must have been feeling a deep sense of unease over the past two weeks, wondering “where is he?”. That last part was supposed to be funny… In truth, I’ve been hiding out lately, and for good reason. [...]]]>
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Payments on Google Base http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=41 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=41#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:13:19 +0000 Ryan Donahue Online Payments http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=41 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
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.” ]]>
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Mobile payments innovation from the Pacific Northwest http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=40 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=40#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2006 21:28:45 +0000 Ryan Donahue Online Payments Entrepreneurialism http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=40 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
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 [...]]]>
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Gbuy - The Google Wallet http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=39 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=39#comments Mon, 06 Feb 2006 20:49:34 +0000 Ryan Donahue PayPal Online Payments http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=39 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
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. ]]>
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Premium, one-time selling http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=38 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=38#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2006 23:40:45 +0000 Ryan Donahue Blogging Web Applications http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=38 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
A half-baked idea for how to differentiate a merchant ecommerce service: I just did a Google search for “sell one product”. I saw plenty of services and products that would allow me to setup a website, buy a shopping cart, apply for a merchant account, do some advertising, and eventually start selling my product; but what [...]]]>
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Too much of a good thing? http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=37 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=37#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2006 19:27:45 +0000 Ryan Donahue PayPal Online Payments http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=37 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
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 [...]]]>
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Billmonk http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=36 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=36#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2006 23:21:56 +0000 Ryan Donahue Web Applications Online Payments http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=36 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
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 [...]]]>
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Look out PayPal, here comes Paychest http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=35 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=35#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2006 23:24:33 +0000 Ryan Donahue PayPal Online Payments http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=35 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
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 [...]]]>
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Fun with pricing http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=34 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=34#comments Thu, 29 Dec 2005 20:47:28 +0000 Ryan Donahue Blogging Web Applications PayPal User Research http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=34 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
Yesterday, while our team was working on a pricing model for a new product we’re developing, I found myself dreaming of split payments again. If you have ever read this blog, you’re probably aware I am a big proponent of split payments, and think PayPal would benefit a great deal by providing this functionality. [...]]]>
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I’m cheap http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=33 http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=33#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2005 16:54:50 +0000 Ryan Donahue Blogging Web Applications User Research Entrepreneurialism http://www.coinbridge.com/blog/?p=33 Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/b_rocket/coinbridge.com/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 76
There’s been a lot going on around here the past few months. In addition to Coinbridge, my consultancy business, I’ve been working on a brand new startup. We started working on the idea three months ago and are still yet to write a single line of code. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Three [...]]]>
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