I just closed my account too, with a strongly worded, explicit explanation of why.
Hmm, now I hope the ad wasn't a hoax...
EDIT: Okay, it's real. If the ad wasn't enough to make you close your account, the CEO's "leadership" of his employees might make you want to:
Comment, from Feb 2014:
Even PayPal employees would never put up with the way PayPal treats its customers. So they probably used something else. Why risk your money with a company that will take it away at any time and leave you hanging on the street? Im sure PayPal employees are dealing with that everyday and know that what they are doing is wrong.
Apple if you come out with a mobile payments service you will squash PayPal like people do to roaches.
I look forward to Apple expanding further and further into Paypal's territory. The great thing is Apple can greatly undercut all these companies with lower transaction fees, as they are not dependent on this for their business.
droidftw wrote: »
I'm not seeing where it mentions the relation to the celebrity nude selfie leak like the poster suggested.
What you say makes total sense and people you are in this space understand it. The problem is media, especially NYT, CNBC, MarketWatch and few others are always waiting to trash Apple. And in this case Paypal, though completely understanding what you described, but decided to that the road that most of the media takes - "Ignorance of many people who does not understand technology"
bancho wrote: »
The fact that Paypal is worried has me more excited than ever for apple pay.
Take the plank out of your eye and see the big picture. In this case the big number. 5 million accounts
If this had happened to Apple the media would be going wild. As it is Google, it just seems to slide.
Somehow this seems so appropriate: http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-09-08/
solipsismx wrote: »
That is better than most big-budget sci-fi, Poster 182305-15.
gwmac wrote: »
I am not even sure how they compete. Who uses PayPal at all beyond places like Ebay or online? Yeah I know they have a card they issue and also a mobile card reader you can plug into your iPhone headphone port, but I doubt that is a big part of their business. And I don't remember them attacking Square when they entered those markets.
Does Apple Pay even have an ability to handle online transactions yet?
The only account I've ever had hacked was my Paypal account. Took me months to get it straightened out, and Paypal's customer service is the worst. I had to have my bank block access from Paypal to my account, since even after closing it, Paypal was still trying to remove funds from my bank!
I have absolutely no doubt that the "Selfie" reference was a direct attack on Apple. What a dumb move by PayPal. Its been a great trip, but I'm out. Also recently dumped anything Samsung and anything Amazon. Might be causing me some inconvenience in the future, but for now it makes me fee empowered to just say NO!
iaeen wrote: »
This post is epic.
bobschlob wrote: »
Some dude got slurped…
cali wrote: »
I knew ApplePay was gonna be a threat after companies like Paypal began talking about it a few days ago.
What I didn't know was that PayPal would stoop this low.
PayBuddy!!! Those iCloud photos were stolen by hackers who figured out obvious PASSWORDS. ApplePay DOES NOT use passwords or ask "What is your dog's name?"
I predict the next ApplePay iHater to be:
And brace yourselves Sammy and PayPal because Touch ID is just getting started!!
Once iPad gets Touch ID and marketshare of iPhone 5s and 6 increase we'll see Touch ID logins for iCloud, Mail App etc.
THEN you'll be eating your words.
I'm waiting on a Touch ID Apple Email so I can ditch gmail. With Touch ID no more remembering passwords or compromising passwords through fake logins and hackers. Plus I dont like google reading my emails.