PayPal fined for deception. Rose of Soweto arrested. Janice Dickinson sues Cosby. Spotify’s big announcement. Lewis Hamilton decides. Adopted son to marry dad. Leonardo’s handbag duel with Paris Hilton. Morph is making a comeback.
We’re all sick and tired of pesky passwords and tedious form-filling, but PayPal’s ‘body integration’ campaign is some next level stuff.
Billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel believes that he can fight death and is putting the pieces in place to fulfill his “immortality project”.
Nothing on the internet is safe, not even your Twitter handle. Naoki Hiroshima found this out when his websites and social media accounts were held for ransom by a hacker. All the hacker wanted in return was Hiroshima’s Twitter handle, @N, worth $50,000.
Chris Reynolds is a PayPal customer. He uses the payments and money transfers Internet brand to buy and sell products on eBay, namely vintage car parts. According to Mashable, the 56-year-old, from a small town called Media in Pensilvania got the biggest shock of his life on Friday when he received his monthly statement. The amount […]
The Mail & Guardian team traveled to Austin, Texas for the twentieth annual South by Southwest conference. Online editor, Chris Roper and General Manager for Digital Operations, Alistair Fairweather bring us clips from Elon Musk’s keynote address, and other assorted treats. South by Southwest is one of the biggest interactive film, music, tech and pop culture conferences […]
Paypal has launched a chip and pin machine for European markets. The new machine will allow small businesses in Britain to transact with credit card, debit card and paypal payments, with what is essentially a European retro-fit of the already awesome PayPal Here card swiper, used extensively in the US. Of coure, cards with chip […]
Bitcoin is a fast-growing digital currency that can be used to buy anything from electronics to cupcakes online. What makes it unique is the fact that there is no central issuer. Instead, a peer-to-peer network regulates Bitcoins’ balances, transactions and issuance according to consensus in network software.
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Venture capitalist, Peter Theil’s dream of an artificial island utopia for tech start-ups is inching closer to reality off the coast of San Francisco. Riding a wave of investment capital from Thiel, the project has a name – “Blueseed” – and a website, as well as a lengthy lineup of tech companies that want to get on board.
A new once-click payment system focused on social media is currently being tested in Belgium. Paycento enables internet users to pay to read a single article or download a piece of music without having to fill out forms or enter their credit card details on the website. More details inside.
Don’t worry, the artificial libertarian islands will have better names than that. Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor, has given $1.25 million to an initiative to build libertarian island states in international waters. Because that’s what you do when you’rea 43-year-old gay libertarian with money to kill, I guess.
Peter Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and one of the first investors in Facebook, gave 24 kids under 20 each $100,000 to drop out of school for two years to start a their own companies. Some even left universities like Harvard and Stanford! Thiel is doing this in order to “challenge the authority of the present and the familiar.” I can kind of respect that.