PayPal is off to an excellent start for the year Dan_Schulman.jpgand I like our current trajectory and progress. Our growth and the new capabilities we are building position us well as we look towards the future.

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This past weekend, our fourth installation Raleigh Winners.jpgof the BattleHack series kicked off in Raleigh, North Carolina as 19 teams competed fiercely to win a place in BattleHack World Finals.

 

BattleHack Raleigh took place in the heart of the historic City Market at 214 Martin Street where hackers were treated with true Southern hospitality. Hackers divulged in a Southern cookout with smoked pork shoulders, fish fry, mac and cheese & shrimp and grits. To top it all off, hackers ended the evening with an array of state fair sweets including deep fried twinkies, cotton candy and caramel apples.

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Beginning Tuesday, April 21st, 2015,bg-theme-hipster-highlight.png Google will roll out a change in the way it ranks your website in searches from mobile devices. The change boils down to one factor: how well your website is optimized for mobile viewers.

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With snowstorms of the century andImage - Save Our Planet One App at a Time - FINAL.png historical droughts, it’s obvious our planet is shifting. With today being Earth Day, now is the time to appreciate the planet and explore changes we can adopt to make an impactful difference.

 

One of the largest factors of environmental change is deforestation. Even in today’s digital society, global paper consumption is on the rise, with North America and Western Europe as the two largest consumers. North American’s alone consume 500 pounds of paper annually and with this booming demand, almost half of the logging industry going directly to paper.

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pp_h_rgb.jpgIn anticipation of our separation from eBay Inc. later this year, I’m delighted to announce that two seasoned, experienced and talented executives will be joining PayPal’s senior leadership team – Louise Pentland, who joins as General Counsel; and Jonathan Auerbach, who will serve as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth.

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A Canadian-based clothing company tentree - header image.jpgis transforming the world we live in, ten trees at a time. tentree ethically and sustainably manufactures clothing and accessories for women and men. For every item sold, 10 trees are planted in areas where they can influence a greater transformation. So far, tentree has planted about 4.9 million trees in countries such as Madagascar, Senegal, Cambodia, Nepal and Canada. A noble goal, they aim to plant 5 million trees by Earth Day on April 22, 2015.

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Whether you’re gaping at the glittering lights PPF image Paris.jpgof the Eiffel Tower or browsing boutiques for all things chic, Paris is a city that will make your heart swell. Its beauty, romance, and rich cultural history leave every traveler wishing for more time in the City of Lights.

 

Today’s favorable currency conversion rates means North American consumers are finally able to travel to Europe without breaking the bank. It’s time to start planning your adventure!

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Did you know that 62 children enter CMNH_2011_logo_-_horizontal.svg.pngChildren’s Miracle Network Hospitals for treatment every minute? That's the equivalent of one child every second. In fact, member hospitals treat 16,000 kids in emergency rooms every single day.

 

Children visiting a CMN Hospital may be battling cancer or receiving treatment for a traumatic injury, or genetic disease. Whatever the illness or injury, 170 CMN Hospitals across the United States and Canada always have their doors open to help children in need. To provide the best care possible for kids, they rely on donations from their communities.

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Last month, we announced that we hadBanner-CyActive is joining the PayPal family-1.jpg entered into an agreement to acquire CyActive, a cybersecurity firm based in Israel that will add detective and predictive malware technology solutions to PayPal’s world-class security platform. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’ve finalized the acquisition, making CyActive the newest member of the PayPal family.

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Music might have the Grammys and moviesbadge_voteforus.png might have the Oscars, but as much as we might like to live-tweet what the stars are wearing on the red carpet and who’s was the best performance on stage, what we really get excited about is the Webby Awards!

 

We’re especially excited about the Webbys this year because we’ve been nominated for two of them!

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