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PayPal Here Chip Card Reader With EMV And NFC Support (Including Android Pay) Comes To The US September 30th

We here in the States aren't always quick to adopt new technology (or in this case, new-ish). Take those little security chips embedded in credit cards. Yeah, we're only just now getting around to using those. Banks are starting to send them out, and retailers are having to update their machines.

So PayPal is now bringing its Here Chip Card Reader to the US. This updated unit accepts chip card transactions in addition to magnetic stripes. Starting next month, merchants who do not accept chip cards will be liable for point of sale fraud unless they update to an EMV terminal.

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PayPal's Purchase Protection Now Covers Intangible Digital Goods Like Apps, Music, And Services In The US

PayPal is among the most well-known ways to send money over the web. Whether buying or selling, spotting the company's button on a site signals to many that they're in for a convenient time seeing a transaction through to the end. PayPal has long offered buyers protection against fraud in the case of tangible goods. Now it will do the same with digital purchases as well in the US.

With Purchase Protection, buyers can file a claim if the product that they receive is significantly different from what was advertised or if they never receive their order at all. This now applies to apps, digital albums, e-books, games, tickets, and services that provide a product you can't physically touch.

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Lyft Update Brings PayPal Support And Easy Credit Card Uploads

Lyft, the pink mustachioed ride service competitor to Uber, has added a couple of sweet new features to its Android app today which should make it easier for passengers to pay their fare.

First, Lyft now supports PayPal as a means of payment. Nuff said. Second, it is now easier to add new forms of payment with a nifty tool that lets you upload additional credit cards by just snapping a photo. I tried it out, and sure enough, it worked without a hitch.

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You can change your prefered payment source at any time in the payments tab. Use the widget below to cruise on over to the Play Store to download or update Lyft on your phone.

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Customers In Turkey Can Now Use PayPal To Buy Apps, Games, And Books From Google Play

The standard way to buy content from the Play Store is to key in a credit or debit card number, but there are many alternative approaches to choose from. You can buy credit online, purchase a gift card from a store, have your carrier send you a bill, or connect Google Wallet to your PayPal account.

PayPal support has to roll out on a country by country basis, and now Turkey has made the list.

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Residents of this country that straddles the line between Europe and the Middle East should be able to use their accounts to purchase apps, games, and books from Google Play.

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[Deal Alert] Paypal Is Giving Away £3 To Spend On Google Play In The UK

I don't know about you but I'm not used to Paypal offering stuff for free. Actually the company's policy always seems to be about nickeling and diming at every opportunity it gets, so today is your chance (maybe?) to redeem some of the monies you lost to Paypal in a currency exchange or transaction fee.


A £3 Coupon code is being offered by the company for purchases on Google Play. Open the page (from the source link below), click to save the offer and have it added to your Paypal account, then go to the Google Play Store and make a purchase using Paypal as the payment method at check out.

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PayPal 5.10.1 Update Adds Stored Gift Cards, Arabic And Hebrew Language Support

Some people download a million apps to their Android phone, one for each and every activity. Coincidentally, these are also the people who ask their brother why their phone, which was lightning fast when they got it, is suddenly struggling to open the homescreen under the load of three different QR code readers. (Not that I'm pointing fingers. Bekie.) For those who prefer to keep fewer apps installed, the latest PayPal update adds the ability to scan and retrieve gift cards.

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The new feature is an extension of "PayPal Wallet," and it works in pretty much the same way. Open the wallet, tap the "+" button in the upper right corner, and select "Gift Card." Unfortunately only 31 stores are supported, but some of the big ones include Toys R Us, Staples, Lowe's, and Gamestop.

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Play Store Version Of PayPal Gains Support For Samsung Fingerprint Readers

That fingerprint reader that came with your Samsung Galaxy gadget can secure your lockscreen, but unlocking your device isn't the only task it can help speed up. For heavy PayPal users, it can be an ideal way to make online purchases more quickly. Instead of keying in your PayPal credentials, you can apply your print. Now this ability has come to the Play Store version of the app.

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To take advantage of the functionality, you need a Galaxy phone or tablet with a fingerprint reader such as S5, Note 4, Alpha, or Tab S. Previously you needed to install PayPal from Samsung Apps, as the Play Store version didn't contain the extra bits necessary to make the magic happen.

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Google Play Expands Paypal Support To 6 New Countries: Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, and Sweden

Back in May 2014, Google Play started accepting Paypal as a payment method in 12 countries around the world including the US, UK, France, Germany, and more. Those of you unlucky enough to live outside of this approved list were left having to use carrier billing or a silly plastic credit card to get their fix of apps, games, and various entertainment things. If you live in Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, or Sweden, and hated this exclusion, the Google Gods might be smiling down on you now because Paypal payments are now available for you too.

This change expands the number of supported countries to 18, most of which are in Europe.

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PayPal Here Expands To Fit The Larger Screens Of Android Tablets

Several years back this company called Square produced a product that let people accept credit card payments on their smartphones using this portable swiper-thingy that plugs into the device's headphone jack. PayPal saw this and decided that it wanted in on this action, so it produced a similar offering known as PayPal Here. The solution worked with phones, but many businesses relying on such products for point-of-sale like to use tablets instead. Now PayPal Here works with those too.

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The PayPal Here app's bright and simplistic UI could possibly pass for one designed by Google, though considering how all over the place that company's apps can be, that's admittedly not narrowing things down all that much.

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