EBay CEO envisions PayPal in more offline settings
(AP) -- The waiter asks: "Will you be paying by cash, credit or PayPal?" The man in charge of PayPal's parent company says you shouldn't be surprised to hear that question within a year.
Last fall, PayPal opened its system so outside software developers could create Web services or mobile applications that use PayPal as a payment engine. As an example of the third-party apps in the works, Donahoe described services that would let restaurants or retailers collect payments over PayPal on a customer's mobile phone.
Donahoe knows other companies are racing to provide similar services. He says PayPal's huge user base gives it an advantage.
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