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NEW YORK, Aug 28- Bitcoin is catching on at U.S. online merchants including Overstock.com and Expedia, as customers use a digital currency that just a few years ago was virtually unknown but is now showing some staying power.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14- Ebay Inc's PayPal is in talks with Coinbase Inc and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Ebay bought Braintree for $800 million in 2013 to boost PayPal's mobile presence.
NEW YORK, Aug 13- Overstock.com' s sales through bitcoin are expected to add 4 U.S. cents to its earnings per share this year, the online retailer's Chief Executive Officer Patrick Byrne told Reuters last Friday. Byrne expects bitcoin sales of between $6 million to $8 million in 2014.. "I think the world expects us to make 75- 80 cents per share this year.
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June 3- Apple Inc will let software developers include virtual-currency transactions in their applications, paving the way for new forms of money to appear on iPhones and iPads.
May 29- Satellite TV operator Dish Network said it would accept bitcoin payments from customers from the third quarter, joining companies such as Overstock.com Inc and Zynga Inc in accepting the digital currency. Coinbase, funded by venture fund Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures and Y Combinator, is one such digital wallet.
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