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Zong snapped up by eBay for $240M

Online auction house eBay continues to ramp up its mobile commerce, acquiring mobile payments technology firm Zong for approximately $240 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close during

PayPal expects to process $2 billion in mobile payments in 2011

During eBay's first quarter earnings call, PayPal, the digital transaction arm of eBay, said that it expects to process more than $2 billion in mobile payments this year, which is nearly three times

Why mobile startups top digital commerce providers' shopping list

Given all the attention lavished on mobile commerce in recent months, it may seem like everyone is now shopping via phone. Not quite, but we're halfway there. Fifty percent of Americans now depend

EBay acquiring hyper-local mobile ad network Where

Digital marketplace eBay will acquire location-based media and discovery solutions provider WHERE, indicating plans to integrate its PayPal virtual payment service into the WHERE mobile app to boost

eBay mobile sales grow 134% over 2010 holiday season

With the 2010 holiday shopping season now in the rearview mirror, digital marketplace eBay reports that its U.S. mobile sales between Nov. 25 and Dec. 25 generated $100 million in gross merchandise

Year in Review 2010: Mobile commerce finally transitions from hype to reality

After roughly a decade of unsubstantiated hype and unrealized expectations, mobile commerce finally arrived in 2010, boosted by accelerating smartphone penetration, more robust networks and a wealth

eBay purchases mobile app maker Critical Path

eBay has acquired smartphone application developer Critical Path Software, the digital marketplace's partner on apps including the popular eBay for iPhone. Financial terms of the deal were not

eBay touts busiest mobile shopping day ever

Digital marketplace eBay reports that for the second year in a row, mobile shopping trends worldwide peaked on the second Sunday of December--a.k.a. "Mobile Sunday"--with mobile gross merchandise

RIM adds Deal Finder to eBay for BlackBerry

Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) updated its eBay mobile shopping application for BlackBerry smartphones, adding a new Deal Finder tool enabling users to compare eBay prices with retail websites like

eBay mobile sales increase 146 percent on Cyber Monday

Digital marketplace eBay reports its mobile sales increased 146 percent year-over-year during Nov. 29's Cyber Monday shopping event. According to eBay, the Computers & Networking and Cell Phones