Danny Shader

Danny founded PayNearMe and serves as CEO. He previously led Accept.com, the first consumer-to-consumer payment service, which Amazon.com acquired in 1999, and Good Technology, Inc., which Motorola acquired in 2007.

A UC Berkeley engineering grad and Stanford MBA, he learned the value of cold hard cash when it was the primary form of tips he received in his high school job delivering singing telegrams in full-body bear suit. Follow him on Twitter at @dshader for musings on technology and business as he jams to 70's soul.

Diversity in Silicon Valley’s War for Talent

Recently, I had the honor of keynoting alongside Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Apple VP Lisa Jackson at PUSHTech2020 Summit. The event’s theme was Diversity and Inclusion is the New Innovation. The conference, led by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, shined a spotlight on the need to diversify Silicon Valley’s workforce.

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So, you want to start a payments company?

payments industry This article originally appeared on VentureBeat if I made a nickel every time someone said “payments is hot,” I could fund a lot of startups. Like moths to a flame, that “heat” is perhaps why so many entrepreneurs are drawn to payments. Some of these innovators will build successful companies that blaze like wildfire, but

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The Role of Cash in Internet Gaming

cash payments with PayNearMe Currently, three states have legalized some forms of Internet-based, real-money gaming: Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. In each, the decision to legalize was preceded by extensive debate, then followed by the creation of an extensive regulatory framework that tightly controls entry into the industry, and is intended to foster responsible gaming practices by both operators

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New way for small and medium businesses to accept cash payments

using PayNearme electronic cash transaction network One challenge we’ve heard from small and medium businesses like property management companies, independent car dealerships, and small private educational institutions, is that they need a more convenient way to accept payments from their customers who prefer to pay with cash. Accepting cash and cash alternatives such as money orders and cashiers’ checks on business

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Cash: Rumors of its death are greatly exaggerated

hands exchanging cash Lee Ault, CEO of the first check guarantee service, TeleCredit (which subsequently morphed into FiS Global), once described the moment his business exploded in the early 1970’s. In this era before ATMs, and when BankAmericard –-not yet renamed “Visa” -– was approaching critical mass, retailers avoided accepting personal checks because they were considered too risky.

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