Online payments

Shopping everywhere: Ribbon turns the entire web into a store

Ribbon, an AngelPad graduate, is coming out of stealth with a commerce tool that lets people sell anything through a link. While it sounds like Gumroad and others, Ribbon is hoping to stand out through its ability to give a different experience on popular social platforms.

Stripe accelerates payment acceptance with Stripe Connect

Online payment provider Stripe is enabling website creators, marketplace owners and other businesses to offer Stripe to its merchants and customers, giving them a fast path to credit card acceptance with Stripe Connect. Companies like Shopify, Skillshare, Reddit and others among the first customers.

PayPal reorganizes to get simpler, more mobile

PayPal is undertaking a big reorganization that simplifies the company’s structure around a mobile theme. It’s part of a larger effort to build a more unified experience for customers that is easier to use across the company’s different access points.

Card scanner Jumio raises $3.3M from Citi Ventures

Jumio, an online payment and image recognition company from Jajah founder Daniel Mattes, has pulled in a strategic $3.3 million investment from Citi Ventures, just a couple months after raising a $25 million round from Andreessen Horowitz.

Braintree quietly making sure startups get paid

Rovio, Uber,, Airbnb share a common thread: their payments are powered by Braintree, which has become a force in the online commerce world. The company is now processing $4 billion annually and is on pace to break $1 billion for mobile in the next month.

Facebook Credits: Virtual Goods Are Just the Beginning

Facebook is ready to go big with its Facebook Credits virtual currency and is announcing that all application developers will have to use the credits starting July 1. Facebook Credits could prove to be a major revenue source for the social network as it expands.

Why Is PayPal Still So Hard to Find on Mobile Devices?

Seven months isn’t a long time for most companies, but it’s practically an era in itself on the hyperkinetic mobile web. One thing that hasn’t changed in the last seven month is PayPal’s visibility on smartphones — it’s there, but it’s hard to find.