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eBay quarterly results show the increasing value of mobile transactions

eBay has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2011.

Revenue was up 32% year-on-year to $3.0 billion (£2.6 billion), with net income up to $490.5 million.

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This week at The Fonecast: 17th July 2011

Mark Bridge writes:

Much like the mainstream media, this week's news summary begins with 'voicemail hacking'. In our podcast feature on Friday we spoke to industry crime-fighter Jack Wraith about the security of voice messages. He explained how remote voicemail access was now much more secure than it was ten years ago, which is good news for everyone (except dodgy investigators).

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PayPal plans NFC peer-to-peer mobile payments within a few weeks

PayPal has announced a peer-to-peer NFC solution that's expected to be available towards the end of summer 2011.

A new Android widget will let people pay money to friends by 'tapping' two NFC-compatible phones against each other.

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Podcast - 13th July 2011

We're talking about the EC's new roaming proposition, eBay's latest mobile payment purchase, Three's partnership with Ovi and all the other top mobile industry news stories in this week's podcast.

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This week at The Fonecast: 9th July 2011

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Roaming charges are back in the news this week. Not the latest round of price cuts (or, to be technically correct, lower price caps) but the European Commission's plans for the future. As well as continuing the downward pricing trend for a few more years, Neelie Kroes also wants wholesale interconnection at capped rates and the option of a separate 'roaming contract' when you travel abroad.

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