News Scan: eBay to spin off PayPal; Pivotal takes enterprise cloud mobile; more

>> Report: eBay planning to spin off PayPal

PayPal, the payment service that has taken the lead on mobile payments, will likely be spun off by its parent eBay next year, according to a report by The Information. Although Carl Icahn's effort to compel eBay to spin off PayPal earlier this year failed, it appears that PayPal might be in play after all. EBay has been telling potential recruits for the PayPal CEO position, which is opening up when current CEO David Marcus moves to Facebook, that it is mulling plans to spin off PayPal as early as next year, the report notes. Read more

[More on PayPal: PayPal rolls out mobile checkout app | Amazon Local Register aims to lure retailers away from Square, PayPal]

>> Pivotal goes mobile with enterprise cloud platform

Enterprise cloud platform Pivotal is introducing mobile development services for its Pivotal CF platform-as-a-service product, TechCrunch reports. Last year, Pivotal succeeded in raising $105 million in private equity funding to expand its product portfolio. The new CF Mobile Service, which includes technology acquired through its Xtreme Labs purchase last year, will include push notifications, an application programming interface gateway and data-sync services, the report notes. Read more

[More on mobile cloud: Mobile cloud security firm Bitglass pockets $25M in VC funding | Microsoft stresses mobile, cloud initiatives at WPC following reports of massive layoffs]

>> Researchers propose Android security framework for BYOD

U.S. and German researchers are proposing an Android security framework that could help firms grappling with BYOD, reports Gigaom. The Android Security Modules framework would make it easier for firms to install security modules on Android devices without rooting or firmware updates. The researchers are hoping that Android phone makers will incorporate the framework into the Android operating system. Read more

[More on Android security: Android Fake ID flaw increases BYOD risks | Researchers say Android security is as good as iOS]

>> Music streaming is expected to push digital music sales to $14B by 2019

Music streaming services are expected to push digital music sales to $14 billion by 2019, despite a decline in revenues from legacy services such as ringtones and ringback tones, says ABI Research. Apple and Google will increasingly offer personalized music streaming services, competing directly with pureplay music providers Spotify and Pandora. Mobile devices are expected to the main platforms of market growth, says ABI. Read more

[More on music streaming: Apple confirms Beats buy | Nokia Music for Windows Phone 8 adds gig notifications, favorite artist alerts]

>> Radio access network market to top $16B in the first half of 2014

The worldwide radio access network market topped $16 billion in the first half of this year, fueled by LTE rollout in China, according to the latest stats from Dell'Oro Group. The market recorded its strongest year-over-year growth in the 2014 second quarter since the third quarter of 2011. Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent were the leading LTE vendors in the first half of 2014. Read more

[More on LTE: US, Japan ready for VoLTE launches |  VoLTE fuels VoIP, IMS growth]