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Facebook Taps PayPal President David Marcus To Lead Mobile Messaging Efforts - Posted June 9, 2014
PayPal President David Marcus is switching gears, leaving the electronic payment service to join Facebook... [AllFacebook]

7 Tips For Selling Digital Products On Facebook - Posted June 2, 2014
Every day, millions of people around the world spend countless hours socializing with friends and connecting with their favorite brands on Facebook. With ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Instagram Social Selling Service Soldsie Closes $4M Funding Round - Posted May 16, 2014
Social selling service Soldsie successfully sold its prospects to investors, closing a $4 million series-A financi... [AllFacebook]

PayPal Exec Is Out After A Couple Months On The Job, Goes on a Twitter Tirade Against His Colleagues - Posted May 5, 2014
PayPal's new director of strategy, Rakesh Agrawal, is already out with only two months on the job. And on his way out the door, he took to Twitter Friday night to rail against his own colleagues. The tweets started at about 1am with the announcement... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Star Wars Day on Social Media | PayPal Twitter Tirade - Posted May 5, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

F8: Ecwid Adds Autofill With Facebook; JackThreads Tests New Feature - Posted May 1, 2014
Facebook made some announcements about its Autofill with Facebook mo... [Lost Remote]

F8: Ecwid Adds Autofill With Facebook; JackThreads Tests New Feature - Posted May 1, 2014
Facebook made some announcements about its Autofill with Facebook mo... [AllFacebook]

PayPal President Says Company 'Believes' in Bitcoin - Posted January 14, 2014
(Wired) PayPal president David Marcus is trying to make nice with Bitcoin, the digital currency that could ultimately become a big competitor to his company's massively popular online payments service. Monday, on Twitter, he said the folks at PayPal are in fact "believers" in Bitcoin and that the company supports the s... [Bitcoins Insider]

Did Bitcoin Just Beat Paypal? [Infographic] - Posted January 3, 2014
(Business 2 Community) Tony Gallippi, a well-known Bitcoiner and founder of the Bitcoin payment processing service BitPay, once said that this cryptocurrency has a "lower cost, lower risk" and ... [Bitcoins Insider]

NYC Waiter Confirms Identity of 'Tips for Jesus' Do-Gooder - Posted December 11, 2013
It makes sense that the person responsible for the Instagram account Tips for Jesus used to be involved with PayPal. Because when you strip down the gargantuan restaurant gratuity initiative to its simplest elements, it's just another payment-flow mechanism. After th... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYC Waiter Confirms Identity of 'Tips for Jesus' Do-Gooder - Posted December 11, 2013
It makes sense that the person responsible for the Instagram account Tips for Jesus used to be involved with PayPal. Because when you strip down the gargantuan restaurant gratuity initiative to its simplest elements, it's just another payment-flow mechanism. After th... [FishbowlNY]

Why Did FWD.us Add A CTO? - Posted November 15, 2013
Former Bebo Vice President of Engineering and current ... [AllFacebook]

Instagram Ads Officially Debut - Posted November 1, 2013
The first Instagram ad debuted Friday, from fashion brand ... [AllFacebook]

Bitcoin's Radical Days Are Over. Here's How to Take It Mainstream. - Posted October 31, 2013
(Wired) There are few disappointments in the digital age more conspicuous than our failure, as security guru Dan Kaminsky puts it, to "apply the Internet to money." Social networks and smartphones grant us superpowers beyond anything we might have dreamed 10 years ago: We almost never get lost, we can keep... [Bitcoins Insider]

Instagram Provides Peek At Ads - Posted October 24, 2013
Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it would ... [AllFacebook]

Online Reputation Scrubbing Isn't Getting Any Easier - Posted October 7, 2013
Confession: we were recently Googling someone we knew in high school after one of those random "I wonder what he's been doing for the past ten years?" moments. The answer to our question was "breaking the law all over the place", and it came in the form of ten different images... [PRNewser]

Facebook Begins Limited Rollout Of Mobile Payments Product Autofill With Facebook - Posted September 23, 2013
The mobile payments product test Facebook confirmed last month is going live on a small scale M... [AllFacebook]

How eBay Could Rescue Bitcoin From the Feds - Posted September 11, 2013
(Wired) Bitcoin has a big problem. Just ask David Spitzer. On Aug. 20, Spitzer sold a Bitcoin on Mt. Gox, the world's best-known Bitcoin exchange, and immediately tried to move the money to his U.S. bank account. Twenty-one days later, he's still waiting for the cash to appear. "It's taking an... [Bitcoins Insider]

Digital Assets, Including Bitcoins, Could Remain in Limbo After Death Without Specific Instructions - Posted August 30, 2013
(Calgary Herald) How much are your digital assets worth, and what should be done with them upon death or incapacity? It's a question you should ask yourself as the popularity of online loyalty programs and virtual currencies like Bitco... [Bitcoins Insider]

Chirpify Empowers Non-Profit Fans to Donate Directly via Facebook Comments - Posted August 15, 2013
Earlier this week our sister site SocialTimes reported on a development that could be good news for SM-savvy non-profits: two services have joined to make donation as easy as clicking "reply" or posting a comment. Transaction startup Chirpify launched in February and made headlines with a new round of funding last month.... [AgencySpy]

Facebook To Test Mobile Payments Product - Posted August 15, 2013
Move over, PayPal: Facebook confirmed a report by ... [AllFacebook]

Former Facebook Director Of Engineering Ari Steinberg Raises $1.6 For Travel Startup Vamo - Posted July 18, 2013
Former Facebook Director of Engineering Ari Steinberg, who headed the social network's Seattle office, left the company last October, saying that he ... [AllFacebook]

Daily News Talks to PayPal 'Quadrillionaire' - Posted July 17, 2013
The headline for Michael Walsh's NYDN item uses the word "glitch." But that's not quite right. A gli... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Daily News Talks to PayPal 'Quadrillionaire' - Posted July 17, 2013
The headline for Michael Walsh's NYDN item uses the word "glitch." But that's not quite right. A gli... [FishbowlNY]

eBay Announces 'First Foray into 3D Printing' - Posted July 15, 2013
(EbayExactHype) Ebay announced its "first foray into 3D printing" that includes a partnership with Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. Ebay is offering a new downloadable iOS app called eBay Exact that lets users buy customizable 3D-printed merchandise from its 3D partners. eBay Exact allows users to order products directly from... [Inside 3D Printing News]

PayPal Galactic Means You Can Finally Make Payments While Traveling to Mars - Posted June 27, 2013
Sometimes "where on earth..." just doesn't cut it. I'm talking about buying digital music, paying for ebooks, and catching up on terrestrial bills while planet-hopping. Now there's Paypal Galactic, who can provide the perfect solution for these interstellar financial transactions. Naturally, space experts like the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Don't Post A Photo Of Your New Car Or House To Facebook If You're In Debt - Posted May 31, 2013
Many Facebook users post photos of new big-ticket purchases such as houses, boats, and cars. Unfortunately, ... [AllFacebook]

When Does Customer Sentiment Matter? - Posted May 10, 2013
[caption id="attachment_37037" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo Courtesy: Flickr/katerha[/caption] Among the topics covered at this week's Sentiment Analysis' Symposium was an exploration of just how much the negative or positive expression of sentiment about a company or a prod... [semanticweb.com]

Google and PayPal wants to Eliminate Passwords - Posted May 2, 2013
Google, PayPal, and Lenovo have all joined technology consortium, FIDO Alliance, whose mission is to use devices as security authentication. This feature would mean laptops, phones, and even Google Glass having voice, eye, or fingerprint matching capabiliti... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Facebook Has A Nigerian Problem With Targeting - Posted April 10, 2013
No, I didn't receive an email from Princess Zuckerberg asking me to save her family fortune from the hands of the rebel forces. This is not the typical Nigerian 419 scam... [AllFacebook]

Semantic Web Jobs: PayPal - Posted April 1, 2013
PayPal, an eBay company, is looking for a Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA. The post states, "We are seeking an expert Java developer with experience in developing web application using Spring MVC and Spring web flow. In this role, you w... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Explains Local Currency For Games - Posted March 27, 2013
Now that Facebook Credits have been nixed as the official currency of Facebook games, the company took some time Tuesd... [AllFacebook]

UNICEF's Facebook App Turns Social Network into Water Network - Posted March 11, 2013
Move over, Farmville. Virtual farming is out, and virtual plumbing (for a good cause) is on its way in. As part of its annual Tap Project, UNICEF has partnered with ... [PRNewser]

Elon Musk Is an Entrepreneurial Role Model, But Is He a Genuis or a Madman? - Posted March 9, 2013
Tackling dry subject matter, Elon Musk captivated a massive audience at SxSW by pairing his larger-than-life undertakings with a seemingly understated demeanor that gave nerdy entrepreneurs an ideal role model. But it became clear w... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Commerce Platform Soldsie Announces $1M In Seed Funding - Posted March 6, 2013
Although Facebook commerce platform Soldsie works by allowing brands to process purchases... [AllFacebook]

Tesla Fights Back Against Its Own PR Fail - Posted February 13, 2013
Paypal co-founder/insanely rich guy Elon Musk isn't afraid to defend his far-out ideas, be they successfully marketing an electric automobile or convincing rich people to move to ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Changes PayPal Direct Deposit Policy For New Developers In Several Countries - Posted January 28, 2013
Since 2010, PayPal has been one of the main methods of payment for Facebook developers. But as Facebook grows, the company is changing its... [AllFacebook]

Manu Sporny on a Web Payment Standard - Posted January 23, 2013
PaySwarm advocate Manu Sporny recently spoke to Tom Simonite about ... [semanticweb.com]

Billionaire Invites You to Live on Mars for $500K - Posted November 29, 2012
Are you rich, bored and worried about the future? A new and exciting life on Mars could be yours for the low one-time fee of half a million dollars! South African entrepreneur Elon Musk is many thin... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Cyber Monday | Facebook Privacy - Posted November 26, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Data-Visualization Outfit SumAll Closes $6M Capital-Financing Round - Posted November 20, 2012
Data-focused software-as-a-service provider SumAll announced the completion of a $6 million series-A capital-financing round led by ... [AllFacebook]

eBay Announces StubHub Ticketing, PayPal Billing for AEG Arenas - Posted November 12, 2012
eBay Inc. and AEG announced that they have signed a deal to deliver sales of sports and music tickets and branded items using StubHub ticketing, PayPal... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Commerce Platform Payvment Brings Lish.com Out Of Beta, Adds Branded Storefronts - Posted October 11, 2012
Social commerce platform Payvment announced Thursday that its ... [AllFacebook]

Soldsie Turns Facebook Page Comments Into Point Of Sale - Posted September 20, 2012
Facebook page comments are one of the most important ways users ... [AllFacebook]

SumAll Social Metrics Joins Facebook Analytics Fray - Posted August 28, 2012
The crowded Facebook analytics field welcomed a new entry from data visualiz... [AllFacebook]

Facebook App Subscription Payment Model Now Available To All Developers - Posted August 8, 2012
The test of a subscription ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Files 10-Q With SEC, Details Mobile Users, Zynga, Lawsuits, Other Issues - Posted August 1, 2012
Following its second-quarter earnings call... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Co-Founder's Company Gets Big Backing - Posted July 23, 2012
Facebook Co-Founder Dustin Moskovitz founded wo... [AllFacebook]

Wishpond Looks To Carve Facebook Offers Niche With Social Offers - Posted June 22, 2012
Brands looking to provide offers via Facebook can now do so with a little Canadian f... [AllFacebook]

TweetAFlight Lets You Book Flights On Twitter - Posted May 3, 2012
Ever feel the urge to spontaneously get up and go, but you don't really want to spend time searching for flights and planning things out? Or maybe you're just someone who likes keeping your eye out for good travel deals. Well then, ... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Embraces Antivirus, Faces Protesters | WordPress Is a Powerhouse - Posted April 26, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Zuckerberg in Japan | LivingSocial Takes on Takeout | Draw Something Scam - Posted March 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Semantic Web Jobs: PayPal - Posted March 28, 2012
PayPal is looking for a Software Engineer in San Jose, CA. The post states, "We are seeking an expert Java developer with experience in develop... [semanticweb.com]

PayPal Launching Mobile Daily Deals Service to Battle Groupon and LivingSocial - Posted December 15, 2011
PayPal, owned by eBay, is going head to head with Groupon and LivingSocial by unveiling a plan to offer coupons to its massive base of 103 million users. With Groupon recently having gone public and hovering a little under it's IPO price of $25 and holding a market cap of... [SocialTimes.com]

Paypal Apologizes for Shutting Down Campaign for Needy Kids - Posted December 6, 2011
Earlier today, Herman Cain taught us a lesson about using words carefully. Now Paypal is teaching us to use our rules carefully. Regretsy.com, a site that pokes fun at ridiculo... [PRNewser]

Daily Capital Launch Takes Semantic Technology To Personal Investors - Posted November 10, 2011
Former Paypal and Intuit CEO Bill Harris these days is heading up financial advisory service Personal Capital, which now is adding an independent media property to its portfolio to aggregate and deliver financial news to individuals. That new property, ... [semanticweb.com]

PayPal Mobile 3.0 for Android: Repay a Friend by Tapping NFC-enabled Phones - Posted November 9, 2011
How would you like to repay a friend using PayPal by just tapping phones? That's what is possible using the the updated PayPal Mobile for Android app and if (this is a big "if") you both use one of the few NFC (Near Field Communications) Android phones such as the Nexus... [SocialTimes.com]

PaySwarm - Give Someone $0.02 for Their Two Cents (Part I) - Posted October 11, 2011
Manu Sporny, Founder/CEO of Digital Bazaar, Inc., sat down with SemanticWeb.com to discuss Payswarm, a new standard that he is working on through a W3C Community Group. This article is Part 1 of 2.   ... [AllTwitter]

Money Messenger Powered by PayPal for Your Discover Credit Card - Posted May 2, 2011
Discover Card partnered with PayPal to transfer money from a Discover Card account to a PayPal account. Paying people just got easier! (Inside Discover.com) This service can be used from a web browser or f... [SocialTimes.com]

WikiLeaks Still Funded by Pirate Bay Founder's Startup - Posted December 8, 2010
While major online financing services such as PayPal, MasterCard, and Visa have shut down their dealings with the embattled WikiLeaks, o... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Cyberattacks In Support of WikiLeaks Pose PR Dilemma - Posted December 8, 2010
An activist hacker group called Anonymous is taking responsibility for an orchestrated cyberattack against Mastercard and says that it's planning other attacks in order to "wreak revenge on any organization that lined up against ... [PRNewser]

Financial Times Now Accepting PayPal - Posted October 27, 2010
As originally announced in March, Financial Times... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

MySpace and PayPal: Give Money To The Cheerleader, Save The World (Or At Least The Whales) - Posted September 24, 2008
MySpace and PayPal have teamed up to create "donation widgets" that will allow the same people who hit your page up for drunken pictures of your 'neathage to cont... [FishbowlLA]

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