OpenDNS sounds warning on the most sophisticated PayPal scam yet

OpenDNS Security Labs found an elaborate phishing campaign targeting users of the popular online payments processor PayPal, involving several fake websites set up with the intent to steal information. The hackers behind the

Published on: February 11th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Canadians wield smartphones in hunt for best Cyber-Monday deals

With the American Thanksgiving coming up Nov. 27, the accompanying consumer frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber-Monday are poised to kick off the holiday shopping season - and more shoppers than ever will

Published on: November 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

PayPal launches site of tips and tricks for global e-commerce

PayPal has launched a new site aimed at helping small businesses looking to sell internationally, finding customers outside of Canada. Earlier today, PayPal announced it was launching PassPort, a site meant to educate

Published on: October 24th, 2014 Candice So

Split means ‘more autonomy’ for PayPal, analyst says

Online commerce soulmates eBay and PayPal are splitting in 2015 after a 12-year relationship, CEO John Donahoe has announced. The news comes after a protracted battle with activist investor Charles Icahn over whether

Published on: September 30th, 2014 Dave Webb

E-commerce and the digital wallet: A Q&A with PayPal’s James Barrese

Born and raised in Silicon Valley, it’s not surprising James Barrese grew up to become a technology innovator. PayPal’s chief technology officer lent his skills to the U.S. army as a high-frequency communications

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Shawn Freeman

MaRS’ Jolt accelerator announces partnership with PayPal, fourth cohort

Updated July 29, 2014 at 4:07 pm ET to reflect further details from MaRS DD. MaRS Discovery District’s accelerator, Jolt, has announced a new partnership with PayPal Inc., as well as the start

Published on: July 28th, 2014 Candice So

PayPal to Toronto: coffee’s on us

Online payments processor PayPal Inc. is launching a mid-summer's marketing campaign in Toronto that will introduce its mobile app as a way to pay for items in-store, the company says. A multi-channel campaign

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Cloud is a business strategy and a technology strategy: PayPal CTO

With over 143 million active customers and $125 billion in total payment volume, PayPal is one of the largest financial clouds in the world. With this level of success, PayPal is a company

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

Square acquisition rumours raising questions about mobile payments

Google Inc. and PayPal Inc. may have both courted payments solutions provider Square Inc. in the past with acquisition offers, according to a Wall Street Journal story published on Monday. In June 2013,

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Indiegogo allows crowdfunders to embed campaigns on their own sites

Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo Inc. has launched a new feature called Outpost, giving campaigners the ability to embed their campaign pages on their own web pages, instead of just having them hosted on Indiegogo's

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Candice So

Ebay acquiring Braintree, boosting mobile payments business

Ebay Inc., the e-commerce and online bidding powerhouse, is plunking down about $800 million in cash to acquire Braintree, a payment platform beloved among online and mobile-first startups. Under the deal, Braintree will

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

PayPal and TouchBistro launch check-in and mobile payment service in restaurants

Your next cup of coffee could be paid for with your smartphone and PayPal account, thanks to a new partnership between PayPal Canada and TouchBistro Inc. Yesterday, PayPal Canada announced it’d be stepping

Published on: August 29th, 2013 Candice So

Shopify launches payment processing and point-of-sale system

Merchants using Shopify Inc. to power their storefronts are now getting two big changes to how they run transactions – they can now directly charge online customers through Shopify instead of using a

Published on: August 28th, 2013 Candice So

Mobile to replace cash as king of payment options, report says

Cash might make the world go 'round right now, but it may lose its spot as the top transaction type between Canadian merchants and consumers within the next five years, according to a

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Candice So