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PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Startup

The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $34 …

PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin To Speak At Disrupt SF 2014 About His Latest Startup, Affirm

We’re happy to announce that PayPal co-founder, Yahoo board member and self-proclaimed crypto-nerd Max Levchin will be returning to the Disrupt stage in September.<p>Last year, Levchin spoke with TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis about the NSA, lessons he learned from PayPal and his fertility app, …

Yahoo Wants to Invest in Snapchat at a $10 Billion Valuation | Inc.com

Yahoo wants to invest in Snapchat as part of the fundraising round that values the startup at $10 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Snapchat is close to finalizing a $20 million fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins and Yahoo has been involved in the talks, according to The Journal's …

Venture Capital

SureMote Turns Your Android Phone Into A Remote For Any Wi-Fi Connected Device At Home

I don’t think I’ve used a remote control in a year. Perhaps several years. They’re cheap. They get lost easily and sometimes you end up with ten of them.<p>But an Israeli company called Tekoia is trying to consolidate those devices through an app called SureMote that links to Wifi-connected home …

A New Gossip App Called 'Streetchat' Has Teens Throwing Up Their Hands: 'What The Heck Is Wrong With Us?'

The app lets students at high schools and colleges anonymously post photos and captions about anyone they want — from anywhere they want.<p>The app's terms and conditions say the users can't post illegal content, but it also says the app doesn't monitor content.<p>This is similar to YikYak, an anonymous …

High School

Hands On With the Windows 10 Preview Build

At the beginning of today’s Microsoft event Joe Belfiore, Vice President of the Operating Systems Group at Microsoft made certain the audience understood that we were seeing an early build of its next operating system. Early build or not, for power users that demand multi-tasking, the oddly named …

Max Levchin Opens Up About Affirm

Share Email<p>Former PayPal founder Max Levchin launched his credit alternative in 2013 but little has been heard from him since then. Here’s a look at …

How Max Levchin Plans To Reinvent Consumer Finance Again, With His New Company Affirm

Max Levchin is one of the founders of PayPal, a company that made it easier for consumers to transfer funds to one another and provided an easy-to-install payment processor for businesses. Now he’s seeking to once again reinvent consumer finance as CEO of his new company Affirm.<p>Affirm was founded …

Bill Gates heaps praise on Apple Pay

In a Bloomberg interview, Microsoft co-founder says once Apple gets involved in a new technology -- in this case, mobile payments -- it has more chance of gaining critical mass.<p>You might be forgiven for thinking that all the major tech companies resent each other's existence.<p>Tim Cook's criticism of …

Apple Pay

Flush With Alibaba Cash, Yahoo Reportedly Looks to Invest in Snapchat

Yahoo is reportedly investing in Snapchat, its first major move since the web giant received an influx of cash from the Alibaba IPO.<p>The investment …

Microsoft sues Samsung for the interest on its $1 billion+ patent payment

Microsoft had over a billion reasons (per year) to pursue a patent licensing deal with Samsung back in 2011 over the latter's use of Android. That fact is laid bare by a lawsuit today over the interest on payments (based on the number of Android devices sold) that are supposed to flow from Korea to …

Apple iPad event 'to be held on October 16'

Apple's iPad event is now rumoured to be held on October 16 and not 21, as previously reported<p>Apple is said to be hosting its iPad event on October 16 and <b>not the 21</b> as was previously believed, according to a new report.<p>Re/code has reported the event will also feature some new Mac models, alongside …