PayPal planning its Honey-moon

PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL: NASDAQ] – Market Cap as of 30/11/2019 USD 126.82bn Honey Science Corporation – Privately Held Introduction On November 20th, 2019 PayPal announced the $4bn acquisition of deal-finding company Honey, which is expected to complete in Q1 2020. The deal will provide PayPal with an additional source of insight on customer behavior […]

Bitcoin or Bust, Goldman Sachs backs payment startup: Circle

Bitcoin Imagine you could send your money from one part of the world to another in a matter of minutes and without paying outrageous fees to the banks. Bitcoin is an innovative way to do this. It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 and published as open-source software. Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer system that […]

Samsung enters the race for mobile payments with LoopPay

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.; market cap (as of 20/02/2015): $184.12bn Sector leadership and the acquisition The push to eradicate bulky wallets stuffed with cards seems to be picking up some steam. Samsung’s recent acquisition of mobile wallet startup LoopPay is seen as a strong sign of intensifying competition in the mobile payments sector. The transaction, […]

PayPal finally “cuts the cord”: Icahn’s dream comes true

eBay Inc, Market Cap (as of 03/10/2014): $67.46bn On September 30, John Danahoe, president and CEO of eBay, revealed the intention to spin-off its payments arm PayPal into a publicly traded company by the end of the next year. The CEO pointed out that, although both companies are already two great businesses and leaders in […]