eBay Eyes a Huge New Market

eBay  (Nasdaq: EBAY  ) is on something of a hot streak: Its Marketplace segment is going strong, its Q2 revenues were nearly $3.4 billion, and its share price has risen by more than 30% this year. In today's edition, research analyst Lyons George discusses where the shop/auction giant might be heading next: directly into teenage wallets. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, the company's president of global marketplaces hinted at a potential strategic shift toward allowing minors to set up and spend on their own accounts. Watch as Lyons discusses the massive potential -- and possible pitfalls -- of adding minors into the revenue mix.

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  • Report this Comment On July 29, 2012, at 10:40 AM, JackGee23 wrote:

    I agree that PayPal Will lead this market and not just for adopting minors into the system, but I do strongly believe that PayPal will spin off as a public company and maybe even equire a bank. There is no reason PayPal can't bypass the old credit cards network entirely and become a completely stand alone payment vehicle issuing lines of credits to teens and college students, no need to load your wallet with a visa and MasterCard, this will save PayPal and customers over 3%. PayPal needs to be a stand alone public company and bypass the visa MasterCard network all together, maybe even have it preloaded into smart phones with a line of credit builte into your phone..

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