Apple veteran Allison Johnson named chief marketing officer at PayPal

Apple veteran Allison Johnson named chief marketing officer at PayPal

PayPal has appointed marketing (and Apple) veteran Allison Johnson to the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), effective today. In this newly created role, she’ll be based in the company’s San Jose headquarters and report directly to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman.

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Online consumers' preferred payment methods vary dramatically across different countries

Online consumers' preferred payment methods vary dramatically across different countries

Card payments account for the largest share of e-commerce revenues in Europe, followed by e-wallets like PayPal and Apple Pay. However, research cited in a new report from Research and Markets reveals how online consumers' preferred payment methods vary dramatically across different countries.

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PayPal now available on the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes

PayPal now available on the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes

Starting today in Canada and Mexico, and rolling out in other countries including the U.S. soon, PayPal customers will be able to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices using their PayPal account. 

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PayPal dominates mobile payment brands, but Apple Pay makes ‘significant gains’

PayPal dominates mobile payment brands, but Apple Pay makes ‘significant gains’

PayPal -- followed closely by Amazon brands -- retains its Brand of the Year designation, leading mobile payment brands for the third consecutive year. However, up-and-coming brands Venmo (owned by PayPal), Square, and Apple Pay are making “significant gains,” according to new research from The Harris Poll's 29th annual EquiTrend Study.

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AWT News Update: June 19, 2017

AWT News Update: June 19, 2017

Monday's here! We have a few bits of Apple news for you that weren't on the regular Apple World Today website, so listen up and you'll be informed:

  • Developer Beta 4 of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 was released to developers today
  • Apple's removed restrictions on NVMe flash storage, which means that next year's Mac Pro and the iMac Pro coming out later this year may be able to use many third-party NVMe drives for fast booting
  • There's a way to get Apple Music for less than $9.99 per month, and we tell you how
  • PayPal's CEO thinks that Apple's upcoming Apple Pay-based person-to-person payment system won't be able to compete with PayPal's Venmo

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AWT News Update: November 10, 2016

AWT News Update: November 10, 2016

There's always good news in the world of Apple, and today we have three stories that should make you more productive...or at least make it easy for you to send money to a friend with PayPal:

  • OWC announces that they're carrying the NewerTech NuPower 60W USB-C Power Adapter, a great replacement for the standard Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro charger
  • A professional video editor has given the new 15-inch MacBook Pro his seal of approval, saying it's fast enough to easily handle 5K ProRes footage in Final Cut Pro X
  • PayPal keeps improving its iOS app; you can now send or receive money with just a Siri command
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Gene Munster: Apple Pay in Safari may spell trouble for PayPal

Gene Munster: Apple Pay in Safari may spell trouble for PayPal

With so much financial scrutiny on Apple at this point in time, it's comforting that there is at least one Apple fanboy on Wall Street -- Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster. Munster believes that Apple's move to include Apple Pay integration in both macOS and iOS Safari web browsers this fall will be responsible for a shift in online payments from PayPal to Apple Pay.

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AWT News Update: March 24, 2016

AWT News Update: March 24, 2016

There's an eclectic mix of news today from the world of Apple and tech in general:

  • Apple is working with Will.I.Am and two veteran TV producers on a series about the app economy
  • The "little" iPhone SE scores big in the Wall Street Journal's tests of battery life on new smartphones
  • Microsoft's "Tay" AI learns a lot of bad habits from Twitter users and is pulled offline
  • The news that Apple Pay may be integrated into shopping websites caused PayPal's stock to suffer a bit in morning trading
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Piper Jaffray: Apple Pay is the most preferred payments platform

Piper Jaffray: Apple Pay is the most preferred payments platform

In a note to investors — as noted by Bidness Etc. -- Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said a survey on digital payments services involving 507 merchant processing channel partners showed that 44% of merchant customers had used or requested that digital payments solution be implemented. Of the merchants surveyed, 67% wanted Apple Pay to be installed.

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Square Cash update now adds Cash Drawer feature

Square Cash update now adds Cash Drawer feature

When it comes to sending people cash, there are a few really good methods: PayPal, Venmo, and Square Cash. Unfortunately, the latter method had no way to "store" money until you needed it...until now. Today's update to the app has a new feature called the Cash Drawer, which allows Square Cash users to stash cash in the app for sending future payments.

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AWT News Update: February 19, 2016

AWT News Update: February 19, 2016

We missed yesterday's podcast due to a scheduling conflict, but we're back today with a handful of fun news stories from the world of Apple:

  • PayPal's new app is a welcome change from the former version
  • Android and Windows Phone users can now "Trade Up With Installments" to an iPhone
  • Hair Boy wants us to boycott Apple
  • A visit from a TV station has toned down the strict security around an Apple facility in Sunnyvale, CA
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