PayPal Takes Aim at Developers

PayPal Inc. is looking to lower the throttle on its expansion beyond auctions and into the wider eCommerce realm
by making it easier for small businesses to accept credit cards online.

Web development firm has created a free extension for the Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 and Dreamweaver UltraDev 4 Web
development tools intended to make it easy for Web designers and developers to build eCommerce sites using Dreamweaver and PayPal.
The extension, dubbed the PayPal eCommerce Toolkit, is available for download at Macromedia Exchange.

“With 3 million business accounts, PayPal has a strong reputation as the preferred payment solution in the auction community, and
now as an eCommerce solution for Web professionals and their clients,” said David Sacks, chief operating officer of PayPal. “PayPal
is a convenient and cost-effective way for small businesses to accept credit card payments online.”

Dave Deming, product manager for Macromedia, added, “PayPal has effectively eliminated a major problem for Web designers and
developers by providing such a quick and easy way to create eCommerce-enabled Web sites.”

PayPal also laid out support for developers by unveiling the PayPal Developer Network (PDN), a central resource with technical
information about PayPal products and services, as well as access to eCommerce tools. PayPal said PDN has a directory of more than
50 eCommerce solutions that use PayPal, including shopping carts, storefronts, affiliate software and subscription management
services built by PayPal developers.

“The PayPal Developer Network was created to help Web designers and developers build eCommerce Web sites and more than 20,000 PayPal
developers have joined PDN already,” Sacks said. “It’s a great place for Web professionals to start making money for their clients

PayPal’s maneuvers to expand its market are likely to be welcome news to its investors, which last week saw the company adding to
its legal hurdles. On March 14, three people filed a lawsuit alleging that the company is prone to
restricting, freezing or closing customer accounts without good reason. The suit is seeking nationwide class-action status.

The company is also facing a patent infringement
and regulatory threats in some states. Still, investors seem to continue to favor the stock. It opened at $18.50
Wednesday, up from its $13 IPO price.

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