The e-commerce company has been fighting a push from the activist investor to spin off PayPal, eBay’s mobile payment business that is growing revenue faster than the rest of the company. Icahn launched his campaign against the company in January.
EBay is reporting higher earnings and revenue for the last three months of 2013, driven by a strong holiday season for its e-commerce site and PayPal.
Facebook plans to test a mobile payments service that lets users make purchases inside mobile applications using payment information they have added to their account on the social network.
Recently kicking off in London borough Richmond upon Thames, the test includes 12 different merchants set up to accept PayPal payments, according to the company.
EBay’s revenue increased in the second quarter as its PayPal business and namesake online marketplace continued to grow. But net income fell amid higher expenses and its outlook for the current quarter was shy of Wall Street’s expectations.
Please imagine how giddy Pennsylvania PR executive Chris Reynolds must have felt when PayPal made him $92 quadrillion richer — $92,233,720,368,547,800 richer to be precise.
The commercialization of space may not be moving at light speed, but it’s probably going faster than you think.
PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth’s realm once space travel and tourism take off.
EBay grew its earnings and revenue in the first quarter thanks to growth in its PayPal business and its e-commerce sites. But revenue fell shy of Wall Street’s expectations, causing investors to send the company’s stock lower in after-hours trading.
Yahoo is adding a new director and parting ways with two other board members in the latest shake-up of the Internet company’s hierarchy.