I write about Amazon, eBay, PayPal & some other e-commerce & payments companies at @Recode. Deal with my sports tweets. Jason@recode.net

Jet.com Hires E-Trade CMO Liza Landsman

recode.net — Shopping site Jet.com may not be public yet, but it has $220 million in investment, sky-high hype and now a well-regarded CMO leading its marketing efforts. Jet, founded by Diapers.com co-founder Marc Lore, has hired E-Trade's chief marketing officer Liza Landsman.

Fab.com Sale to PCH

recode.net — Fab.com finally has a new home. PCH, a company that helps startups design and manufacture hardware products, has announced that it has purchased the shopping site that was the one-time darling of venture capitalists and design aficionados alike. Re/code reported last month that the deal was all but done.

PayPal to Pay $280 Million for Paydiant, the Startup Behind Walmart’s Apple Pay Competitor

cnbc.com — For the last few years, PayPal has tried to become a popular payment option in brick-and-mortar stores as it looked for new growth areas outside of Internet payments. Those efforts haven't been a success up to now, as its former retail chief even admitted in a recent interview with Re/code.

Visa Will Let You Pay For Pizza Hut From Your Car

recode.net — Tap and pay, meet honk and pay. Visa is showing off a connected car today, designed to let customers order and pay for food from the dashboard of a vehicle. The concept car, which was designed in collaboration with Accenture and Pizza Hut, will be shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

PayPal to Acquire Paydiant for $280 Million

recode.net — PayPal isn't giving up on payments in brick-and-mortar stores. The eBay payment unit plans to acquire Paydiant, a payments startup that licenses a technology platform used by big retail chains to create their own branded mobile wallet apps. Multiple sources said PayPal will pay around $280 million for the Wellesley, Mass.-based startup.

Don Kingsborough Joins Board of Raise, the Gift Card Startup

recode.net — Don Kingsborough, the retail industry veteran who recently left his role leading PayPal's efforts to break into physical retail payments, is joining the board of online gift card exchange Raise. Kingsborough brings a ton of industry experience with him, having founded the pre-paid card company Blackhawk Network before his stint at PayPal.

Re/code Takes Over the Airwaves: Hillary, Apple and Wearables in Pro Sports

recode.net — You know our writing. Now see our faces and hear our voices! Here are the Re/code team's radio and TV appearances of the week. Two weeks after her sitdown with President Obama, co-Executive Editor Kara Swisher interviewed someone who could be the next president: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

With Samsung Pay Announcement, 2015 Feels Like the Year of the Mobile Wallet

recode.net — This year may or may not be the year of Apple Pay as Tim Cook proclaimed, but it definitely feels like the year of the mobile wallet. For real this time.

Can Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Build the Next Johnson and Johnson?

recode.net — Brian Lee thinks the third time will be the IPO charm. Lee is the CEO of The Honest Company, a maker of nontoxic, eco-friendly products for babies and women co-founded and co-run by actress Jessica Alba, who helps lead the company's creative team.

Ron Johnson Leads $16 Million Investment in Nasty Gal

recode.net — Online retailer Nasty Gal is gearing up for its brick-and-mortar moment and has brought in former Apple retail exec Ron Johnson to help guide the way. Johnson is leading a $16 million investment in the Los Angeles-based company and joining the women retailer's board of directors, founder Sophia Amoruso told Re/code in a telephone interview.
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Mar 04, 2015

Hyped Amazon competitor Jet.com filling out C-level. Just hired E-Trade's CMO on.recode.net/1M4aFPq

Mar 03, 2015

Not too many wins for famed VC John Doerr in first half of testimony on.recode.net/1BRLrUR by @NellieBowles & @LizGannes

Mar 03, 2015

RT @Recode: Just how accurate is Google's voice search? @laurengoode put it through a House of Cards test on.recode.net/1EGVjQI pic.twitter.com/cGnUKFx0RG

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