PayPal has paid $25m to settle a catalogue of complaints by the US consumer financial watchdog that it illegally steered consumers into its online credit product, PayPal Credit.

PayPal has paid $25 million (€22.4 million) to settle a series of complaints by the US consumer financial watchdog that it illegally steered consumers(...)

Group birthday parties can cut down on presents and reduce the environmental impact of buying plastic toys that are discarded soon afterwards. Photograph: Thinkstock

How many birthday presents are you buying for your children’s friends? How much do you spend on parties where every last child in the class has to (...)

 Ebay chief executive John Donahoe: “We’ve gone from 26 employees in Ireland in 2003 to over 3,000 today.” Photograph: Philip Leonard

The split between eBay and Paypal may be looming, but it seems as if it will be almost business as usual for its Irish workforce. The decision to div(...)

Despite any nefarious connotations associated with gambling, as well as the resulting comparisons people might make with its recent decision to go full-crypto, the Isle of Man has nonetheless chosen to dip its toes into another financial area which still has questions to answer.

While bitcoin is attractive because of its inherent decentralised nature, it has struggled to be perceived as a legitimate currency, given the lack of(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)

Profits at the online auction company rose beyond expectations thanks in part to anticipated smooth split from PayPal. Photograph: Bloomberg

Shares at EBay rose the most in four months after the company said it was on track for a “smooth separation” of its PayPal business and that profit(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

David Walsh: “This fund is a key pillar of our overall strategy to support the growth of Irish SMEs and to help build digital expertise within those organisations.”

Eircom has extended the deadline for its Digital Boost initiative to the end of April. The programme, which is run by Eircom Business Solutions, is de(...)

Volkswagen has developed a robotic car that can learn the contours of a race track and put in laps faster than a human driver

If one can assume that Elon Musk (billionaire founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and the world’s first private space exploration company, Space X) is (...)

PayPal’s Louise Phelan: “It frustrates me that gender is an issue in business.” Photograph: Alan Betson

While the status of women in the workplace has improved somewhat in recent years, progress has still been pitifully slow in some key areas. Leadership(...)