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PayPal seeks specialists for innovation, Times Online to charge from June, and three charged in eBay scam.


PayPal seeks specialists for innovation

Online payments firm PayPal is placing its bets on independent specialists to develop services and help it meet consumer demands for fast product innovation, states

Some 36% of European Web shoppers have used PayPal to purchase goods over the past quarter, compared with 9% in 2004, and the firm plans to double its size over the next couple of years.

To achieve that goal, the company will rely on the expertise of its developer community to bring new products to market quicker, said Alexandre Hoffmann, PayPal`s director of financial products, at the ICT Spring conference in Luxembourg this month.

Times Online to charge from June

News International, the British division of Rupert Murdoch`s News, announced two of its newspapers, The Times and The Sunday Times of London, are set to begin charging readers using its sites in June, reports CNET News.

The two papers have been offering their content in a combined news Web site called Times Online.

Under the new plan, however, News International will introduce separate sites for each publication in May.

Three charged in eBay scam

Three Barnstable women, including a mother and daughter, have been arrested and charged with stealing $20 000 worth of merchandise from local stores, then selling it illegally on eBay, says Boston Herald.

"It`s like a modern-day Oliver Twist," says Barnstable police detective John Murphy. Murphy says a month-long investigation revealed Samantha Sanford of Centerville and Chelsea Johnson of Hyannis have been stealing high-end cosmetics and beauty products from CVS stores in Hyannis, Marstons Mills, Centerville and Dennis since January.

Then Chelsea`s mother, Valerie Johnson allegedly sold the items online at deep discounts to customers from across the country.

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