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PayPal's 5 biggest acquisitions before its $2.2 billion iZettle deal

3 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

ANALYSIS: PayPal announced last night that it is buying European Square competitor iZettle in a deal worth $2.2 billion. While this may raise questions around the ambitions of European technology startups, given that iZettle had recently revealed its intention to go public, it also highlighted how eager PayPal is to boost its brick-and-mortar aspir...
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PayPal Acquiring iZettle to Compete With Square for In-Store Payments Processing

PayPal Acquiring iZettle to Compete With Square for In-Store Payments Processing

3 days ago   |   By Mac Rumors

PayPal this week announced plans to acquire the Swedish-based payments hardware company iZettle for $2.2 billion, with a plan to expand its presence in brick and mortar stores thanks to iZettle's technology. The acquisition will also help PayPal bolster its business across iZettle's main markets of Europe and Latin America .
Notably, the purchasing deal marks PayPal's biggest acquisition ever and will put it in the hardware market as a direct competitor to small business-focused company Square. Both Square and iZettle sell payments processing hardware devices that help small businesses...
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Why Sweden's iZettle sold to PayPal for $2.2 billion rather than IPO

Why Sweden's iZettle sold to PayPal for $2.2 billion rather than IPO

3 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

The announcement that Sweden's iZettle was going to go public just 10 days ago provoked cheers among European tech boosters that proved to be short-lived. Rather than watching the rise of an independent tech company, yet another local startup was being gobbled up by a U.S. tech giant. In this case, PayPal which announced it is paying $2.2 bil...
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PayPal snaps up iZettle in $2.2bn deal

PayPal snaps up iZettle in $2.2bn deal

3 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

PayPal could well be set to move further into high-street shopping after acquiring iZettle for $2.2bn. The Swedish firm is best known for its portable point of sale readers, which can plug into a smartphone or tablet to allow businesses of any size to quickly and easily begin accepting card or contactless payments. The deal could well see PayPal move out of the online world and become a recognised form of payment in shops using iZettle's card readers, competing with the likes of Apple Pay. Reports last month suggested that PayPal could be moving into supplying debit cards as it looks to...
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LG G7 ThinQ priced at $750 in the U.S.; pre-orders to start May 25th with a...

LG G7 ThinQ priced at $750 in the U.S.; pre-orders to start May 25th with a BOGO deal from T-Mobile

Thanks to a press release that was just disseminated by T-Mobile, we now know that the LG G7 ThinQ will be priced at $750 in the states. That makes it more expensive than the... Read more ...

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

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Verizon rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo update to the LG G6

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It looks like Verizon is the first US carrier to roll out the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for the LG G6. Unfortunately, Verizon hasn't yet updated the phone's support... Read more ...

OnePlus 6 omitted wireless charging because the company didn't ‘really feel...

OnePlus 6 omitted wireless charging because the company didn't ‘really feel the need' to add it

Wireless charging has been around for a long time, but thanks to Apple finally adding it to its latest crop of iPhones and Samsung fully embracing it with its past few... Read more ...

Google Photos now lets you favorite and keep all of your treasured images in...

Google Photos now lets you favorite and keep all of your treasured images in one place

Back in April, we got a first look at a new “favorites” feature in Google Photos that was still in development thanks to our APK Insight. Surprisingly, Google didn't announce... Read more ...

Coach unveils new designer Apple Watch bands for summer including leather...

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Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab A costs less than $200 at Best Buy

Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab A costs less than $200 at Best Buy

It's true that the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is a rather old tablet and probably obsolete hardware-wise, but for less than $200 it might worth a try. Two years after its debut in the... Read more ...

Google Play Music 8.12 simplifies setting in-app Sleep Timers

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With the announcement of the new YouTube Music last week, Google's official stance is that Play Music will stick around in parallel. In recent months, the service has only... Read more ...

LG introduces three new smartphones with 18:9 screens: LG Q7, Q7+ and Q7α

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