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eBay announces WHERE buy

eBay said it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire WHERE, creator of “a leading mobile discovery application,” also called WHERE, and operator of a “leading location-based advertising network.”

eBay strengthens mobile apps play with Critical Path buy

Online auction site eBay acquired Critical Path Software, stating that its “proven mobile development capabilities will play an integral role in enabling eBay to accelerate improvements to the mobile experience for customers globally.” The companies have worked together for more than two years, to develop apps including ebay for iPhone, StubHub, eBay Classifieds, and Shopping.com.

PayPal makes mobile push

PayPal has confirmed its ambition for a leading role in the mobile market with a number of announcements at its second annual developer conference

eBay buys RedLaser

Online marketplace giant eBay has bought RedLaser, a popular mobile phone app for scanning barcodes.

eBay targets doubling in Skype sales by 2011

Telecompaper reports that eBay wants VoIP service Skype to double its revenues to over US$1.0 billion in 2011. Skype has recently furthered its push into the mobile space, signing new deals with Nokia.

eBay to offload Skype by next year

eBay is planning to spin-off Skype by the first half of next year after admitting that the VoIP company has not been a good fit with its core online auction and payments businesses. In

eBay ponders its Skype future

AP News reports that eBay said yesterday it expects to remain a “significant” shareholder in Skype after it spins-off the Internet communications business.

Report: eBay reaches deal to sell Skype

The BBC, citing various reports, notes that online auction site eBay is poised to say it has agreed to sell VoIP company Skype.

Skype founders file lawsuit against eBay

Cellular News notes that a company owned by the founders of Skype has filed a copyright infringement suit against the Internet phone service and parent eBay,  an action that could crimp eBay’s plans to sell Skype for about US$2 billion to a group of private investors