PayPal 完成收购国付宝,进军中国市场

By asia, China, Paypal, techcrunch

 PayPal 今天上午宣布,已完成对 GoPay(国付宝)70% 股份的收购,从而成为首个在中国提供在线支付服务的外国支付平台。这笔交易于 9 月 30 日获得中国人民银行的批准,目前已经完成。
GoPay 拥有中国的在线支付和移动支付牌照,主要为电商、跨境商务、旅游等行业提供支付产品。与 PayPal 类似,GoPay 帮助商家接受在线付款。目前,中国支付市场被本土公司,包括支付宝和微信支付主导,但这个市场的规模达到数万亿美元,因此 PayPal 仍有机会。
根据 Frost & Sullivan 的预测,仅仅只考虑移动支付,这个市场的年复合增长率就将达到 21.8%,从 2017 年的 29.93 万亿美元增长到 2023 年的 96.73 万亿美元,部分原因是电商市场的需求增长。此外到 2023 年,活跃的移动支付用户总数预计将达到 9.56 亿。跨境支付市场的规模也将扩大,尤其是在电商、旅游和海外留学等领域。2016… Read More

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PayPal 以 40 亿美元收购购物优惠发现平台 Honey

By acquisition, Honey, Paypal, techcrunch

 PayPal 今天宣布,已同意以 40 亿美元(主要是现金)的价格收购 Honey Science Corporation。该公司开发用于发现优惠活动的浏览器插件和移动应用。这是到目前为止 PayPal 规模最大的一笔收购,将帮助这家支付巨头在客户购物历程的早期就找到立足点。PayPal 将不再只是在付款页面上与信用卡或 Apple Pay 竞争,而是也将成为交易发现过程的一部分。
目前,Honey 的 1700 万月活跃用户正在利用该公司的一系列工具来跟踪价格、获取提醒、制作列表、浏览优惠信息,以及参与名为 Honey Gold 的回馈计划。Honey 的用户主要是相对年轻的千禧一代购物者,既有男性也有女性。
PayPal 的目标是将 Honey 的技术加入其产品线,用这些技术去覆盖 PayPal 的 3 亿用户。
“令人兴奋的是,我们可以将 Honey 目前提供的功能,包括产品发现、价格追踪、优惠和会员计划,纳入到 PayPal 和 Ven… Read More

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eBay, Visa and Mastercard pull out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

By Business, calibra, cryptocurrency, eBay, Ecommerce, engadget, facebook, fridaynewsdump, gear, libra, libra association, libraassociation, mastercard, Payment, Paypal, stripe, visa

Stripe and eBay have followed PayPal in backing out of Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra. They confirmed to the Financial Times that they would pull their support, while Mastercard and Visa have also dropped out.

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How to pay for things securely

By apple, Apple Pay, chip and pin, chipandpin, engadget, gadgetry, gear, google, Google Pay, howto, Internet, Mobile, Paypal, personal computing, personalsecurity2019, Samsung, samsung pay, Security, services, Venmo

We are essentially a cashless society. With the rise of debit cards in the late 1980s early ’90s, fewer and fewer of us use paper money to pay for things. Throw in online shopping and single-retailer payment apps like the one from Starbucks, and ATMs…

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Hitting the Books: How big tech might monopolize AI

By AI, Amazon, column, data, engadget, facebook, google, hitting the books, hittingthebooks, monopoly, Paypal, robots, thomasramge, tomorrow, who'safraidofai

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and…

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