eBay Acquires Invoicing Company in Germany

EBay has acquired BillSAFE, which serves 15 million accounts in Germany, after buying a minority stake in the company last year. Terms were not disclosed. With BillSAFE, PayPal customers will now be able to receive an invoice for an order, after items have been shipped and received. Because of its security benefits, purchasing by invoice is used heavily in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, eBay says.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik