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Apple Pay, Google Wallet and the rise of online payment innovations

Aug 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by John Best posted in FinTech, Digital Wallets


Digital payments are not new. PayPal came to life in 1998 as a money transferring platform. By the year 2000, people were using it to make payments on eBay. Early in 2002, PayPal went public and by August of that year, eBay announced it was acquiring the payment platform in a deal valued at $1.5 billion. At the time, experts called PayPal the “gorilla” of the online payment market, much as eBay was the gorilla in the online auction market.

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