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    1. April 23, 2015

      Ebay lays out post-split vision for marketplace and PayPal

      Ebay on Wednesday tried to lay out a stronger long-term business case for its core ecommerce and payments businesses as it...

    2. April 21, 2015

      Ebay/PayPal: ties that bind

      When eBay bought PayPal in 2002, news of the deal sent eBay’s shares down 7 per cent. The $1.5bn price tag seemed exorbitant...

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    1. April 10, 2015

      How secure are payment technologies?

      New payment technologies have the potential to make shopping online and in store more secure, but banks, tech companies and...

    2. April 10, 2015

      Internet companies pay out to those who spot bugs

      Concerned about protecting the personal and financial details of its users, PayPal, the online payments company, has...

    3. Tech blog

      April 4, 2015

      Financial innovation, Silicon Valley style

      Alternative lenders such as Lending Club are now well known for having created new kinds of securities for investors looking...

    4. March 31, 2015

      New payments watchdog takes aim at high street banks

      A new watchdog set up to regulate Britain’s £75tn a year payments industry plans to take control of the money transfer...

    5. March 17, 2015

      Facebook enters money transfer market

      Facebook users will now be able to send money to their friends using its Messenger app, the social network’s first foray...

    6. February 25, 2015

      UK banks turn to social media to fend off digital competition

      British banks are starting to use social media sites to allow money transfers in the latest sign of traditional lenders...

    7. FT Alphaville

      February 19, 2015

      Do you like your payments subsidised with ads?

      Over the course of February UK Gmail users may have stumbled across this message: Yup, it’s Google’s attempt to break into...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Spin-offs back in fashion but tax questions remain

      Pressure from high-profile activist investors such as Carl Icahn and Starboard Value has brought spin-offs back into...

    9. February 2, 2015

      Peer-to-peer lender SoFi raises $200m

      SoFi, the peer-to-peer lender that specialises in student loans, has raised $200m in a financing round that values the...

    10. January 29, 2015

      Apple Pay revives mobile wallet drive and triggers deals

      Bankers and technology executives are preparing for deals in the payments industry as Apple, Google, Amazon and traditional...

    11. January 22, 2015

      eBay: slice and dice

      Parting, in addition to being such sweet sorrow, is expensive. eBay will spend $200m this year to break itself up into not...

    12. January 21, 2015

      Shake-up will see eBay cut 2,400 jobs

      eBay is planning one of Silicon Valley’s biggest recent corporate shake-ups, announcing on Wednesday that it plans to axe...

    13. January 17, 2015

      Google leading talks to buy Softcard

      Google is leading talks to acquire Softcard, a troubled mobile payments company that is being eyed by a number of potential...

    14. December 21, 2014

      Has PayPal any right to deprive me of my coffee?

      Sir, It is not just cigar-smokers who should be happy at the US detente with Cuba. Last week, just before the announcement,...

    15. December 14, 2014

      PayPal expands lending programme to merchants

      PayPal is pushing to expand into the alternative lending market popularised by faster growing start-ups such as Lending...

    16. December 7, 2014

      PayPal poses bigger threat to UK lenders than ‘challenger’ banks

      The UK’s biggest high street lenders face a greater threat of losing customers to PayPal than to new “challenger” banks or...

    17. December 5, 2014

      Let’s all do the corporate hokey-cokey

      There seems to have been an outbreak of the hokey-cokey participation dance song among companies lately. You know, the one...

    18. December 4, 2014

      Ease of use will decide ewallets’ fate

      It can take a long time for new ideas to catch on in the payments world. Plastic debit and credit cards, for example,...

    19. October 21, 2014

      Loeb urges Amgen to explore a break-up

      The activist hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has turned his fire on Amgen, calling on the biotechnology company to follow one of...

    20. FT Tech Hub

      October 21, 2014

      Wall St CEOs back direct lending start-up

      London’s burgeoning fintech scene is about to get a bit bigger as a US start-up with a board of former Wall Street chief...

    21. October 20, 2014

      Marc Andreessen quits board of eBay after split with PayPal

      Marc Andreessen has stepped down from the board of eBay in the wake of the company’s decision to spin out its faster-growing...

    22. October 17, 2014

      Egg-freezing is latest talking point in Valley diversity debate

      Free lunch, free laundry and now free egg-freezing. Apple and Facebook have added oocyte cryopreservation – or freezing of...

    23. October 16, 2014

      Stiff competition holds back eBay

      eBay cut its full-year guidance on Wednesday, as the ecommerce company battles stiff competition and the lingering impact of...

    24. October 12, 2014

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money

      Twitter users in France can now tweet money to their followers, as the messaging platform beats Facebook by enabling...

    25. October 12, 2014

      High-tech groups should stick to the knitting

      What one CEO hath joined together, let the next put asunder. In the past fortnight, three big technology companies have...

    26. October 10, 2014

      Then and Now

      Some breakups happen because the relationship was a bad idea to begin with. So what about eBay, HP and Symantec? All of them...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Tech splits: stubbed mitosis

      Maybe it comes down to your preference in jargon. Is “focus” your thing – or “synergy”? Symantec announced on Thursday it...

    28. October 10, 2014

      Corporate break-ups should make us happy

      I have been working for a living for more than 30 years now, and one of the things I have noticed along the way – in others...

    29. October 5, 2014

      Take the fight to activists, says Moelis

      Companies under siege from activist investors are surrendering too easily, according to Ken Moelis, the investment banker,...

    30. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2014

      Bitcoin cognitive dissonance of the day, Bill Gates edition

      If there’s anyone who knows about the benefits of “early adoption” it’s Bill Gates — the man who built an empire from...

    31. October 3, 2014

      Disruptive technology will not kill banks

      When Bill Gates speaks, bankers listen. And when he delivered a keynote speech this week at Sibos, the vast annual banking...

    32. October 2, 2014

      Yahoo and eBay pressed to return to cores

      An enterprising investment banker can come up with a strategic justification for combining almost any two businesses under...

    33. September 30, 2014

      What's up with PayPal credit?

      PayPal’s new president, Dan Schulman, knows a little something about payments. In his previous job at American Express, he...

    34. September 30, 2014

      PayPal spin-off frees eBay to focus on core business

      The company might be named eBay, but the part of the business to which that brand referred – its ecommerce Marketplaces –...

    35. September 30, 2014

      Ebay/PayPal: for spin-off, by owner

      Product description: Internet retail and digital payments titans – soon to be available for individual purchase for the...

    36. September 30, 2014

      Quarterly loss sends Walgreens down

      An unexpected quarterly loss from Walgreens weighed on shares of the largest US drugstore chain. The Illinois-based company...

    37. September 30, 2014

      Innovation key to PayPal’s successful independence

      When Apple launched Pay, its mobile wallet, earlier this month, PayPal wasted no time in taking a swipe at the new service....

    38. September 30, 2014

      Ebay chief John Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off

      John Donahoe, eBay’s chief executive, has repeatedly said he would not spin off PayPal from eBay. His case for keeping the...

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