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PayPal Cuts Off Donations to WikiLeaks

EBay is no longer allowing donors to send WikiLeaks money through PayPal, a move that has cut off the largest source of money to the website that has been leaking confidential U.S. government documents.

PayPal Launches iPhone App for Depositing Checks

Adding another twist to the concept of online banking, PayPal has added an iPhone app that allows users to photograph their checks and deposit the funds into their PayPal account, according to an Associated Press report.

PayPal Plans a Better Way to Pay Small Sums

PayPal is aiming to launch an improved micropayments service by the end of this year. It hopes a bigger volume of tiny online purchases will be unleashed if buyers can pay as they go, instead of making a big upfront payment to be debited down.

Three Reasons Why Google's Valuation Could Vault

The conventional wisdom gaining strength these days is that Google is past its hot-growth prime. But unnoticed by many investors are at least three businesses that could give Google's stock the kick it's looking for.

Beyond Apple: 3 Ways to Profit From Smartphones

Apple posted record revenues last week, and the main driver of its growth is the smartphone revolution. Since Apple got into the market three years ago, its stock price has zoomed from $118 to $260. But what other smartphone plays might benefit investors?

eBay Hit With $3.8 Billion Patent Lawsuit

eBay got slapped Tuesday with a $3.8 billion patent infringement lawsuit over its payment system technology. XPRT Ventures alleges inthe suit that eBay and its subsidiaries PayPal, Bill Me Later, Shopping.com and StubHub violated six of its patents.

Obama's Plan to Scrap Moon Mission Blasted

President Obama's plan to scrap the Constellation space program designed to send U.S. astronauts to the moon is being blasted by senators from states with heavy space industries. The policy shift reignites questions about the mission of the U.S. space program and the role of private companies in that effort.

Track your kids' spending on PayPal

PayPal just officially launched its Student Account program, a way for parents to give money to their kids -- and track where it's going every step...

New Gmail feature fights phishing

For a while Google has been protecting users of its popular Gmail service from phishing e-mails by rejecting any message it knows is fake from...

Paypal wants you to Do Stuff For Money

Sometimes when you need to get something done, asking just won't cut it. As a company that moves around plenty of money, Paypal may know this better...

eBay takes a step back from e-commerce

It has finally dawned on eBay (EBAY) that retail e-commerce is s competitive business with low margins. The company's online payment system, PayPal,...