Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Never mind :)

Don't you hate when you jump the gun? :)

Update: Well, now that Paypal Mobile is officially reported on (if not officially live) I feel a bit better talking about it. This is a great example of the intersection of web services with wireless (in this case an SMS/Voice application). Take this a few steps out and you can imagine any offline business (i.e. professional services, restaurants, etc) that accepts the Paypal mark could now engage offline customers to pay via phone. From a security perspective there's no sharing of credit card numbers, no physical credit card that can be stolen. The service is authenticated to a phone number and via PIN which is a heck lot more reliable than authentication through simple signature. Regardless of how its used, kudos to the Paypal team for a fantastic service...


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