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Mobile payment startup builds buzz through causes

• Reuters

When competitors shut down payments to WikiLeaks after the controversial website released a slew of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables, Sharif Alexandre refused to join the boycott.

The Egyptian-born entrepreneur and founder of Xipwire - a Philadelphia-based mobile payments startup - stood opposed to PayPal and Amazon and let customers continue making donations via cellphones.