Zivity Gets its Sexy Back as PayPal Gives In

You can pay for racy pics again.

By Scott Budman
|  Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011  |  Updated 9:54 AM PDT
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Zivity Gets its Sexy Back as PayPal Gives In

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PayPal gives in to Zivity.

Zivity just got its sexy back.

After a tense few days of negotiations and not-so-good press, PayPal, the payment company owned by eBay, gave in and gave Zivity users (75,000 of them) access to use PayPal to see photos on Zivity.

As we first reported Monday, PayPal told Zivity that, after four plus years of doing business together, the San Francisco photo site had become too "obscene" to qualify for PayPal.  Zivity, led by CEO Cyan Banister, argued that their business model had not changed, and that there were plenty of other sites far racier than Zivity that had PayPal as a payment option.

Last night, PayPal gave in (this from Cyan Banister): 

Dear Cyan Banister ,

Thank you for contacting PayPal regarding the recent limitation of your
PayPal account.
We have further reviewed your case and determined that your account is
currently not in violation of our Acceptable Use Policy. As such, the
limitation on your account has been lifted.

We sincerely appreciate your business and offer our apologies for any
inconvenience this disruption in service may have caused. 

As Banister says, "It's like David vs. Goliath." Sometimes, in the tech world, David wins.

 

Scott is on Twitter:  @scottbudman

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