Why Did PayPal Pay $4 Billion for a Coupon Browser Extension?

Why Did PayPal Pay $4 Billion for a Coupon Browser Extension?

Honey offers PayPal, and its other payment app Venmo, a way to get in front of that—or, as PayPal’s press release put it, “to reach consumers at the beginning of their shopping journeys.” In other words, a way to help you find products, not just pay for them.

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk

I Scraped Millions of Venmo Payments. Your Data Is at Risk

I could see a public API endpoint that was returning the data for this feed, meaning that anyone could make a GET request (like a simple page load) to see the latest 20 transactions made on the app by anyone around the world.

How I Learned to Embrace Venmo's Ever-Evolving Vernacular

How I Learned to Embrace Venmo's Ever-Evolving Vernacular

It can seem odd—or it did to me, at least—to reduce the large sums of money people spend on rent or the shared experience of a first date or vacation with friends to just a few goofy illustrations placed in a public forum.