The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer-goods editor/analyst Austin Smith and industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes discuss topics around the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan and Austin discuss eBay and whether the rumors about spinning off Paypal into its own company makes sense for the company in the long term.

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