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How the Snowden Leaks Gave Pierre Omidyar a Cause — and an Enemy - New York Magazine

How the Snowden Leaks Gave Pierre Omidyar a Cause — and an Enemy - New York Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The eBay founder was a mild-mannered Obama supporter looking for a way to spend his time and fortune. The Snowden leaks gave him a cause — and an enemy.

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eBay Is Considering Integrating Bitcoin Into PayPal - Business Insider

eBay Is Considering Integrating Bitcoin Into PayPal - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

EBAY CEO CONSIDERS BITCOIN FOR PAYPAL: At an annual shareholder meeting, eBay CEO John Donahoe said he was considering Bitcoin integration for PayPal, the International Business Times reports. "We think bitcoin will play a very important role in the future. Exactly how that plays out, and how we can best take advantage of it and enable it with PayPal, that's something we're actively considering. It's on our radar screen."


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eBay Planning to Launch Its Own Virtual Currency to compete with Bitcoin

eBay Planning to Launch Its Own Virtual Currency to compete with Bitcoin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The PayPal unit of eBay has filed a patent application proposing secure tokens that could potentially be used as a virtual currency.

 

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EBay trades lower as investors question reasons for PayPal spin off - GeekWire

EBay trades lower as investors question reasons for PayPal spin off - GeekWire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

eBay shares are not getting a bump from Wall Street today, following Tuesday’s announcement that it is spinning off PayPal into a separate company.

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How The Smartphone Ecosystem Model Will Disrupt Business Everywhere - Forbes

How The Smartphone Ecosystem Model Will Disrupt Business Everywhere - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s possible to write a history of the platform and ecosystem model of business and never mention Apple AAPL -0.42% or Google, yet it was Apple and Google that created amazement with the scale of their ecosystems, altering not just their own business models but that of hundreds of other companies. It was the smartphone industry that made the business ecosystem a must-have, a matter of significant, embedded competitive advantage. Of course we now know thatGoogle erred in scaling its ecosystem via Java APIs but the bug is spreading and fast. Ecosystems are about to convert new sectors to the smartphone model.

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