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PayPal refused to listen when eBay buyer returned item in pieces
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The Guardian • Olivia Boyd
Quikr is in talks to buy Babajob
The Economic Times of India • Shashwati Shankar
The many failures of Elon Musk, captured in one giant infographic
MarketWatch • Sally French
Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction
The New York Times • Jacey Fortin
Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
PayPal's Schulman says the future may not be cashless, but it's definitely mobile
Marketplace • American Public Media
Mobile banking could ruin retail, or save it
Marketplace • American Public Media
Press freedom group to deploy $1M Bezos gift, its largest ever, on local level
Columbia Journalism Review • Jonathan Peters
PayPal burns Pandora to the ground in lawsuit over logo similarities
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PayPal refused to listen when eBay buyer returned item in pieces
The GuardianMiles Brignall
Early in December 2016 we sold a rotovator on eBay which we had purchased from a local auction. The auctioneer had tested it and confirmed it as working. The eBay buyer turned up in person to collect the machine and seemed happy...
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Environment, Recycling
Waste-free living: from gadgets that list themselves on eBay to lidless bottles
The GuardianOlivia Boyd
Modern life is wasteful. From the plastic packaging that fills our kitchens – and ends up in our oceans – to the 40m tons of e-waste we generate per year, our throwaway culture is alive and kicking. And it’s wreaking havoc on...
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Quikr is in talks to buy Babajob
The Economic Times of IndiaShashwati Shankar
BENGALURU: Online classifieds portal Quikr is in advanced talks to acquire Babajob, which connects blue-collar workers, said two sources familiar with the development. The transaction will help the Bengaluru-based company consolidate its position in the Indian blue-collar job market under its QuikrJobs...
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Disney Channel, Economic Policy
The many failures of Elon Musk, captured in one giant infographic
MarketWatchSally French
Getty Images Going through a rough patch at work? Well, at least you probably didn’t get ousted as CEO of your own company, watch two of your companies hover on the brink of bankruptcy or get fired while on your honeymoon. All...
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Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction
The New York TimesJacey Fortin
A bag that was used by Neil Armstrong to collect rocks from the surface of the moon in 1969 will go up for public auction in New York on July 20. It is expected to fetch $4 million or more. The bag,...
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Digital Advertising, Google Inc
Google and Facebook lobbyists try to stop new online privacy protections
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
Lobbyists for Google, Facebook, and other websites are trying to stop the implementation of a proposed law that would strengthen consumer privacy protections online. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) last week proposed a bill that would require broadband providers and websites to obtain...
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Economic Policy, Finance
PayPal's Schulman says the future may not be cashless, but it's definitely mobile
MarketplaceAmerican Public Media
Arguably no company has done more for the cause of digital money than PayPal. But after Venmo, where does PayPal take our money next? And more importantly, how does it keep that money safe? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke to PayPal CEO...
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Banking, Bitcoin
Mobile banking could ruin retail, or save it
MarketplaceAmerican Public Media
Venmo. Bitcoin. If there's one company that's become synonymous with digital money, it's PayPal. On this episode of the Corner Office, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dan Schulman, the who became CEO of PayPal in 2014. They talked about the future...
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Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press
Press freedom group to deploy $1M Bezos gift, its largest ever, on local level
Columbia Journalism ReviewJonathan Peters
JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON’S CEO AND The Washington Post’s owner, is giving $1 million to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The gift, announced Tuesday night at the Freedom of the Press Awards Dinner in New York, is the largest personal...
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Digital Media, Digital Music
PayPal burns Pandora to the ground in lawsuit over logo similarities
The VergeNick Statt
PayPal is not pleased with music streaming service Pandora, which last October debuted a new simplified logo with a design aesthetic similar to the digital payments company. In a lawsuit filed last week, PayPal lawyers went out of their way to paint...
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