This is a timeline of online money transfer and e-commerce service PayPal, owned by eBay from 2002 to 2018 and an independent company before and after that.

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  • ^ Rao, Leena (October 26, 2010). “PayPal Unveils Micropayments For Digital Goods, Facebook Signs Up Also, PayPal launches PayPal Apps for Merchants”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  • ^ Rao, Leena (October 26, 2010). “PayPal Apps Launches With Merchants In Mind”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  • ^ Rao, Leena (January 28, 2011). “Reserve Bank Of India Restricts PayPal Payments To Merchants To Under $500”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
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  • ^ Rao, Leena (September 25, 2011). “PayPal Now Processing $315 Million In Payments Per Day”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  • ^ Rao, Leena (January 6, 2012). “PayPal’s First In-Store, Brick And Mortar Mobile Payments Integration Is At Home Depot”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  • ^ Empson, Rip (March 15, 2012). “No Swipe Needed: PayPal Here Is Powered By Mobile Payment Startup Card.io”. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  • ^ Price, Emily (March 15, 2012). “PayPal Takes On Square, Launches ‘PayPal Here’ Credit Card Reader”. Mashable. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  • ^ “PayPal Debuts Tiered Suite Of Online, Offline And Mobile Payments Options For Small Businesses”. TechCrunch. April 4, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (May 30, 2012). “Updated: Baby Steps To NFC: PayPal InStore Hits The UK, With Barcodes, No NFC, In Sight”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (June 19, 2012). “A Redesigned, Slicker PayPal Is Coming Tomorrow; Some Seeing New Look Today”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  • ^ Perez, Sarah (December 13, 2012). “PayPal Launches Prepaid “PayPal My Cash Card,” Allowing Cash-Preferred Customers To Shop Online”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  • ^ Rao, Leena (September 9, 2013). “PayPal Debuts Its Newest Hardware, Beacon, A Bluetooth LE Enabled Device For Hands-Free Check Ins And Payments”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Rao, Leena; Perez, Sarah; Lunden, Ingrid (September 26, 2013). “EBay’s PayPal Acquires Payments Gateway Braintree For $800M In Cash”. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
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  • ^ Barr, Alistair (September 26, 2013). “PayPal agrees to acquire Braintree for $800 million”. USA Today. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Shu, Catherine (November 27, 2013). “PayPal Adds Support For Prepaid Gift Cards In Time For Holiday Shopping”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (March 8, 2014). “PayPal Is Rolling Out Its New “Mobile First” Website Globally”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Lardinois, Frederick (May 15, 2014). “Google Play Store Adds Wallet Rival PayPal As A Payments Option”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (June 12, 2014). “PayPal Launches PassPort To Lure More International Sales From Merchants”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Perez, Sarah (July 30, 2014). “PayPal’s “Bill Me Later” Service Becomes “PayPal Credit,” As Company Expands Credit Products Globally”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Cutler, Kim-Mai (September 23, 2014). “PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  • ^ Jeffries, Adrianne (September 23, 2014). “PayPal adds limited Bitcoin support”. The Verge. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
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  • ^ Etherington, Darrell (September 30, 2014). “eBay And PayPal To Split Into Two Separate Companies”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Biggs, John (September 30, 2014). “Ebay’s Dark Binary Star Is Finally Exploding”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Faber, David (September 30, 2014). “EBay and PayPal to split into two separately traded companies”. CNBC. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Bertoni, Steven (September 30, 2014). “Ebay And PayPal To Split: Carl Icahn And Elon Musk Wish Comes True”. Forbes. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Soper, Spencer (September 30, 2014). “EBay to Split Off PayPal as Mobile Payments Gain Ground”. Bloomberg News. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Rushton, Katherine (October 1, 2014). “The five reasons behind PayPal’s split from eBay”. The Telegraph. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (September 30, 2014). “Dan Schulman To Lead Newly Independent PayPal, Devin Wenig Will Be CEO Of eBay Inc”. TechCrunch. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (March 2, 2015). “PayPal Buys Paydiant, The Mobile Wallet Behind CurrentC, To Raise Its Game v. Google + Apple”. TechCrunch. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  • ^ Lunden, Ingrid (March 10, 2015). “PayPal Doubles Down On Israel: Confirms CyActive Acquisition, New Security Hub”. TechCrunch. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  • ^ Barrese, James (March 10, 2015). “PayPal Establishes New Security Center”. PayPal. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
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  • ^ Sarah Perez (7 February 2017). “PayPal’s first payments bot is a Slack app”. TechCrunch. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  • ^ Khari Johnson (7 February 2017). “PayPal launches Slack bot for peer-to-peer payments”. VentureBeat. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  • ^ Ryan Lawler (11 July 2017). “PayPal makes it easier for its merchants to sell products globally”. TechCrunch. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  • ^ Robert Krol (11 July 2017). “Webinterpret and PayPal launch newest cross-border solution”. Webinterpret. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  • ^ Shannon Liao (11 July 2017). “PayPal’s new plugin helps merchants sell and ship their items internationally”. The Verge. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
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