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Will Google Buy eBay?


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Ebay could use some Google magic about now.

that would help make it more amazon-y. 

Or Alibaba-y.

Google needs payments more than commerce.

In 2012, eBay's online payment site PayPal processed $145 billion and accounted for approximately 40% of eBay's revenue.

Google has an online payment service called "Google Wallet," but a stake in eBay would vastly expand GOOG's market share in the industry - which is absolutely soaring due to mobile growth. 

By 2017, the mobile payment sector is predicted to be worth $721 billion, according to data compiled by Statista, compared to $235.4 billion in 2013.

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