PayPal is extending its BuyerPayPal Buyer Protection.jpg Protection program that it offers for purchases of physical products to intangible goods and services, including digital goods, digital music, digital books, digital games, travel tickets and software downloads, as the global market for such items is rapidly climbing into the tens of billions of dollars.

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This past weekend, BattleHackBattleHack Chicago Winners.png returned to the Windy City & Braintree’s hometown for a second consecutive year. With 33 teams competing fiercely for the axe and the chance to win a place in the World Finals to compete for $100,000, we knew the hackers wouldn’t disappoint us in Chicago.

 

We once again returned to 1871, a state-of-the-art collaborative space in the historic Merchandise Mart building, overlooking the Chicago River. With pour over coffee from Modest Coffee, Portillo’s hot dogs, Saucy Porka’s Bacos (Bao+Tacos), deep dish pizza and on demand massages, the hackers crunched through 24-hours to bring their code to life

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We value our relationship with pp_h_rgb.jpgour customers and work hard to communicate clearly. Recently, however, we did not live up to our own standards.

 

In sending our customers a notice about upcoming changes to our User Agreement we used language that did not clearly communicate how we intend to contact them. Unfortunately, this language caused confusion and concern with some of our customers.

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When it comes to national heritage, Red_white_blue.jpgFrance and the US share more in common than just their flag colors. Both countries commemorate their nation’s independence in July – the US observes its Independence Day on July 4; and on July 14 France celebrates its National Day, known as Bastille Day in English but commonly referred to as la fête nationale or le quatorze juillet. There are also similarities in how the French and Americans celebrate these patriotic holidays, both of which are marked by red, white and blue attire and decorations, plentiful meals enjoyed outside in the summer sun, and, of course, fireworks.

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Starting today, PayPal is powering Ride_RequestPP.jpgpeople on the move with Uber in nine new markets around the globe, enabling Uber riders to pay with the convenience and security of PayPal.

 

PayPal is now available as a payment option to Uber riders in Canada, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

 

The updated functionality provides Uber riders with additional flexibility and choice, and means that those who prefer using PayPal for their day-to-day purchases can do so easily when they take Uber rides. The integration will complement Uber’s present payment solution and will be available for new and existing users by downloading or updating the Uber app on iOS or Android devices.

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This past weekend, hackersBH Berlin 2015 winners.png from all over Europe returned for the third edition of BattleHack Berlin. It was great to have such a successful and busy event with over 36 teams competing in our own Tim Messerschmidt’s home town.

 

Hosted at Café Moskau, a venue steeped with history in the old East Berlin, our hackers made themselves at home for the 24-hour competition. To keep up their energy, we kept them fuelled with Schnitzel, sushi, pulled pork, congee, ice cream sandwiches and an endless flow of Café Mate!

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Credit innovation for shoppers and merchants provides more options for renovations, travel and even July 4th barbeques

 

PayPal has been hard at work pp_credit_v_rgb.jpgrewiring commerce across the board for smarter and smoother shopping experiences. Credit innovation is playing a huge role in this change as both shoppers and businesses now have quick and easy access to credit and can break free from the cumbersome services offered by banks, credit cards and traditional lenders. With summertime finally here, both shoppers and merchants can leverage credit innovation to make the most of the season.

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As Father’s Day approaches, shoppers everywheretommycolletti.jpg are in the midst of finding the perfect way to say thanks to dad. And with the ability to score amazing deals on unique products with the click of a mouse, or a touch on your tablet, it’s easier than ever to “think beyond the tie.”

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Helping to protect our customers is one of our top priorities. And in rare instances, when fraud occurs, we have an industry leading team of fraud management experts in place. To help protect against fraudulent transactions, we have Purchase and Seller protections for eligible purchases.

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This past weekend, we hosted our Tokyo BH Winners.JPGseventh BattleHack of 2015, and for the first time, in Tokyo. We kicked off with a keynote address by Yukihiro Matsumoto, founder of the Ruby programming language, to inspire our hackers with his story of Ruby’s development from its early days to the present.

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