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Amazon, eBay grab a piece of mobile payment pie

GigaOm  reports that the transaction volume of payments processor Braintree jumped 164 percent from the previous year. Right now eBay execs are probably pretty happy they snapped up the company for $800 million earlier this year.

Mobile commerce is on the move

Mobile commerce is beginning to gain traction among consumers and retailers. Now that FierceMobileContent has joined with FierceMobileIT, we will use our combined resources and daily coverage to provide you with the latest happenings in the m-commerce world.

PayPal launches QR code-based in-store payments platform

PayPal unveiled Payment Code--a new in-store payments platform enabling consumers to complete purchases with their mobile phone by scanning a QR code or activating a four-digit code.

eBay acquires Braintree digital payments platform for $800M

eBay has reached an agreement to acquire digital commerce startup Braintree Payments Solutions for approximately $800 million in cash.

Firefox OS-based ZTE Open going on sale in U.S. via eBay

ZTE will begin selling its Firefox-based Open smartphone to U.S. and U.K. consumers via eBay. Priced at $79.99 and unlocked to enable use across all mobile networks, the ZTE Open will be offered in an exclusive orange color from the manufacturer's branded eBay storefront. 

eBay: Mobile generated 30% of new users in Q2

Almost 30 percent of new eBay users added in the second quarter of 2013 signed up via mobile device, the digital marketplace said Wednesday.

eBay launches Exact 3D-printed goods app for Apple's iOS

eBay is rolling out Exact, a new mobile application enabling consumers to purchase customizable merchandise from 3D printing companies.

Square expands into digital retail with online marketplace

Square is expanding its digital payments platform into the retail segment with the launch of Square Market, an online marketplace challenging sites like Amazon, eBay and Etsy.

Big data creating more jobs than we can fill

Talent shortages may persist in the big data market, but at least companies are beginning to understand what skills they need.

Spotlight: Reinventing mentoring

It is arguable how successful dating services have been or ever will be considering the difficulty humans have in cultivating and maintaining relationships, especially romantic relationships. But one million dollars is saying a company called Everwise might have better luck using big data to help build mentoring relationships.