It could be used against their new income if they get a job to move to if both were done in the same year. Assuming they generated enough income for that year to be taxed. So, moving early in the year for a new job would be ideal.
But the problem is getting the job before you move there.
As a frequent mover, it is interesting that people just say "move!" without considering such things. If you don't have the capital to move, then it's likely not going to happen. Thankfully we're not to the point of people moving to a new area to essentially be homeless in hopes of finding a job.
A one-sentence pitch isn't enough to get me to click a button which looks and feels like taking an action. I'd rather see at least a short paragraph go into a bit more detail, first.
As it is, the homepage is basically a splash screen. That might even be okay, but making the only interaction a button that implies it takes an action makes me feel like I need to make a yes/no decision on your product before I even have a good feeling for what it is.
Yes, and PayPal definitely has a history of not upsetting its customers, avoiding negative PR, and not making things worse for themselves. We can certainly bet on them to handle this acquisition in a reasonable way.
Show me a company working as a purely Internet bank of sorts and I'll show you a company with pissed off customers. Truth is, this business is very hard. For every time Paypal misidentifies a target and blocks their payments, they correctly identify scammers many more times. We tend to think "is it that hard to tell a scammer from blah legit site?". The answer is yes because guess what scammers are thinking everyday when they wake up? They are thinking 'how can we look more like a legit business so our payments go through'.
I say this as someone whose had to go through paypal's painful process several times in over a decade of use.
I don't think the problem with Paypal are the payment blocks with no notification, the problem is their complete and utter refusal to talk to the customer about it.
They have anti-fraud systems. Fine. Fucking let me talk to someone who can put their fingers on the keyboard and get it sorted out without a front page article on Hacker News, Reddit, and The Consumerist to shame them into action.
Exactly. This is exactly what Braintree was positioning itself against, offering a 'human touch' to every interaction and having a real person to review the details if you need to scale your business et al.
We can only hope PayPal learns something from Braintree & hopefully change them for better or they may end up like PayPal. Only time will tell.
As a business they have done great. So, Congratulations to the entire team at Braintree.
Mm, I don't put much stock in that. Basically, talk is cheap. Marcus posted a lot of flowery language and PayPal's activity does not appear to have meaningfully changed.
The MailPile thing happened at the beginning of this month - the fact that this can happen at all, and, as usual, nothing was fixed until that bad press started to roll in, points to a systemic problem and culture at Paypal that just changing a CEO isn't going to fix in a reasonable amount of time.
I can tell you from personal experience and experience of 25-30 others here.. Its a smoke screen. The last few people who tried to do what David says to media have either been canned or now serving in timeout zone. Again the President means well but culture internally is much worse. Its a company filled with people whose skills are way past their prime trying to hold on to what little mileage left. David wants things to change but the middle layer won't. More often than not they are the ones who make calls on day to day operations. Many senior execs who tried to get shit done were moved out by these politicians. Even today diplomacy/politicking is valued in the company over talent or Data or logic/reasoning.
as far as topic at hand is concerned, MR from Braintree will be working closely with DM and directly. So expect only good things. Buying Braintree is a business play. (Just check out their numbers and clientele). PayPal can try to get clients like AirBnB or Uber but those startups would try every other bush before PayPal.
Hope this helps
P.S: I work for PayPal and probably one of the strong proponents of it. The above opinions are purely mine. and No i have not been canned or put in a timeout box.. yet!
I've seen similar anecdotes before, but what I don't understand is why obstructive middle management haven't been shown the door. If it really is a mid-level problem how can the politicians manage to hold off executive management? And if they really are the problem, and both the front-line guys and executive level are willing to change, what reason is there to keep the naysayers around instead of firing and then promoting from within?
Ally Bank also makes your account next to useless until you go through a very tedious verification process from the get go. In my case, they mailed me some documents that unsurprisingly I never ended up bothering with.
On the other hand you can sign up and begin using paypal in minutes.
If you're suggesting that Ally is an alternative to PP, that's nuts. I can see why businesses might be attracted to Ally over PP because of better customer service, but better customer service won't matter if you're not getting the volume of business that may be driven by PayPal.
Ally Bank is doing quite well because it managed to ditch the millions of pissed off customers it had when it was General Motors credit department. Give them time and I'm sure you will manage to piss everyone off again, despite their shiny rebranding.
No doubt there have been horror stories coming from PayPal and I wouldn't use them as a payment platform. You also have to realize though that people of all demographics use PayPal and their fraud detection/handling reflects that, I think.
People use PayPal for receiving small illicit drug shipment payments to paying their contractors to recurring payments for their service.
You cannot expect to have a great time on a service that is catering to everyone because the lowest common denominator will always ensure the organization has to be on-top of fraud and illicit activity.
I've been waiting for PayPal to do something to show that they are thinking about their long-term health and position in the market and this acquisition is exactly that. It will be interesting to see how competitors (like Stripe and Balanced) end up for this too!
But only after the requisite outrage fest on here and other sites. The fact that it takes a front page article on a site read by a lot of industry people to get them to do the right thing is... disheartening, to say the least.
You can still do this, and I recently did. You have to have an alternate email address set and confirmed. Then, you delete your GMail account, which can by done through the products section of the account management page. After that, your Google account's primary email (and thus login) will be whatever your alternate address was set to.
Do you have solid instructions on this? I tried this once, and it sorta worked, then didn't. Then I re-registered the Gmail address (separately) and all my Google Groups subscriptions snapped back over and so on.
Plus, don't Android 2.3 devices require a Gmail account to setup/login? I just tried using my normal Google Account and it complained "oh you don't have Gmail".