Last year, PayPal served 162 million pp_h_rgb.jpgcustomers, across 203 markets and in 26 different currencies, who transacted $228 billion in total payment volume. As we continuously deliver experiences that delight our customers and scale to meet this expanding demand in traffic, we have had to disrupt traditional approaches to infrastructure through innovation. To keep pace with innovation at this scale and growth, we’ve been reinventing our core infrastructure from the ground up. As you might imagine, that’s an enormous project. In fact, PayPal is one of the largest financial clouds in the world.

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The end of the cold and snowy winter has Image 1.jpgeveryone dreaming about their favorite spring time activities - from riding bikes outside in the sun to paddling their surfboards in the warm waters. For most seasonal merchants, the spring kicks off their “Holiday season”- their busiest time of the year. And with spring officially here, below are tips for online merchants to spring forward sales:

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Pebble is set to launch its new watches - pp_h_rgb.jpgPebble Time and Pebble Time Steel - and we can’t wait! At PayPal, we’re working to make shopping easy and seamless - bringing you one step closer to walking into a store and being able to place your order and pay without ever reaching into your pocket. We shared a few months ago that the PayPal app is on all available wearable platforms, including the latest Android Wear devices, Samsung’s Gear devices and Pebble.

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Just when it seems like the holidays haveImage - Don't Miss a Step (or a Hop) this Easter - FINAL.png finally slowed down, Easter sneaks up on us. This year, Easter falls much earlier than usual, on April 5, so it’s time to get your Peeps in a row.

 

As those who just celebrated Valentine’s Day know, preparing a special meal or snagging a nice restaurant reservation can be difficult if not planned in advance – and that’s for only two people! Keep this in mind when you start mapping out your Easter plans, since Easter brunch or dinner typically involves many more family members and friends.

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Security has always been a top priority at PayPal. It’s a Sumanta Dey Award.PNGcore part of our value proposition for customers. We have a world-class team of dedicated security professionals who work vigilantly - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year - to keep our customers’ financial information secure. But as cybersecurity threats become more sophisticated, we know we can’t do this alone.

 

We recognize the critically important role that security researchers and our user community play in helping keep PayPal’s 162 million global customers secure. So we work closely with this community to find and resolve potential issues through our Bug Bounty program.

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Another year, another SXSW in the books. And what a SXSWDSC_2123Inkedfingers018.jpg it was! Tens of thousands of attendees with the Austin Convention Center packed to the gills—a dense, noisy fusion of technology and culture. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Here’s what stood out to us this year:

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Since its launch just three years ago, the PayPal Here PayPal Here Mobile Card Reader for Windows.jpgmobile card reader has become a critical tool for millions of small businesses around the world, enabling them to get paid whenever and wherever they do business. As part of PayPal’s partner based approach, we’ve been collaborating with smart technology leaders to put new products and features into the hands of merchants to help businesses drive sales, increase revenue and enable their customers to pay how, when and where they want.

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 22 years ago, the United Nations General worldwaterday-blog-final.jpegAssembly designated the 22nd of March as the first World Water Day. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to be conscious of the amount of water we use. More importantly, it’s a day to make a difference for people who suffer from water related issues. It’s hard to believe that 750 million people do not have access to safe water – that’s approximately 1 in 9 people around the world.

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Whether you’re traveling to Barcelona, Image - This Spring Don't Break the Bank - FINAL.pngParis or Rome, spring is a time to unwind and take a break from life. The last thing people want to think about before a vacation is money, but as many seasoned travelers know, it’s important to think about Spring Break spending strategies in advance so it doesn’t cross your mind later, when you should be relaxing and taking in the sights.

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St. Patrick’s Day is a fun, festive day to wear Image - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Some Fun Irish Trivia.pnggreen, drink a pint and celebrate with friends.

 

Before you head out on the town or have people over for corned beef and cabbage tomorrow, we’d like to share some interesting Irish facts that will surely impress your family and friends. In the spirit of innovation – which drives PayPal’s business and culture – we rounded up a short list of Irish inventions that you probably use in your everyday life.

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