According to a filing at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) could be gearing up to launch an anonymous mobile payment network. Not only would this move take direct aim at eBay's (NASDAQ:EBAY) PayPal unit, it could potentially threaten Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) as well. In this video, Motley Fool contributor Steve Heller weighs in on the filing and what other plans Amazon may have up its sleeve.

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