PayPal Cans NFC Plans, Still Targeting Mobile
PayPal recently indicated that it will no longer pursue near-field communications technology for point-of-sale mobile payments. Instead, it will look at other avenues for allowing its customers to make payments from their mobile phones. "By the time NFC catches up, we'll be in a world that will move away from the point-of-sales terminal," said David Marcus, PayPal's VP of mobile. PayPal conducted NFC trials, but in the end concluded that retail outlets aren't equipped properly for NFC. Instead, PayPal will use a phone number and pin code combination to allow customers to access their PayPal accounts to fund mobile payments.
Google, PayPal Extend Mobile and Online Payment Partnership
PayPal today said it has deepened its relationship with Google and Google Pay in order to make it easier for people to make payments from their mobile devices and on the web. PayPal says people who add PayPal to any of Google's services will be able to pay across the entire Google ecosystem anywhere PayPal is offered as a payment option.
Facebook Messenger Adds PayPal as Funding Source for Peer-to-Peer Payments
Facebook Messenger and PayPal today made it possible for people to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when paying friends and family. Facebook Messenger has supported P2P payments for some time now, but previously required people to rely on their debit card for funds.
iPhone Owners Can Now Make Payments via PayPal
PayPal today announced that it has added support for Apple accounts. The change means people who use the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and other Apple devices will be able to make purchases from the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and iBooks using their PayPal account.
Android Pay and PayPal Now Play Nice
Google's Android Pay service is now compatible with PayPal. The companies today announced that Android Pay users can opt to use their PayPal account as a source of funds when making tap-and-go payments at retail stores or on the web.
what a freaking moron!
how the F can nfc catches up if nobody willing to support it!