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PayPal Reorganizes Around Mobile

Focus on mobile payments will simplify product development, exec says.

PayPal is restructuring its global organization around mobile payments, the company announced this week.

Following last week’s rollout of a new, simplified site design, the payment processor will also simplify its approach to product development, notes David Marcus, PayPal’s president, in a blog post. All of the company’s product groups are to be consolidated into a single global organization, led by Hill Ferguson, who previously led the mobile unit.

“Mobile is simpler by definition,” Marcus writes. “Starting product designs from mobile will force the elimination of features introducing unneeded complexity.”

To further simplify payments, PayPal will also combine its Americas regional organization with the Global Financial Services group. The unit will be headed by Gary Marino, the founder of BillMeLater, which PayPal acquired in 2008.

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Crista Souza
Crista Souza is founding editor of A journalism graduate of San Jose State University, she spent 13 years as a business and technology reporter in Silicon Valley. Crista has been writing about B2C and C2C ecommerce since 2008. Opinions expressed here may not be shared by The Online Seller and/or its principals.

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