Sharon Profis compares the security, ease of use and availability of some of the most popular mobile payment options.
The split is a logical progression for PayPal, but eBay needs to show that it's also a smart decision for its core e-commerce business as Amazon lures away sellers.
Jack Ma, co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant, is "very interested" in a deal between his Alipay and the new Apple Pay service. He's also bothered that in Chinese movies, the hero always dies.
Doubts linger on the security of the controversial CurrentC payment app. Meanwhile, HP's Sprout targets creative minds and the Bitmoji app turns you into emoji.
Apple Pay or merchants' CurrentC? Consumers will have to decide which mobile payments system works better for them.
The company's marketplace business continues to grow, despite a security breach in the spring, but it doesn't meet Wall Street's expectations for overall revenue.
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world.
"We want PayPal to be a presence however consumers want to pay," eBay CEO John Donahoe says.
The separation, brought up by activist investor Carl Icahn in January, will include new management teams for both businesses.
The mobile payments space got competitive quickly and Samsung and Paypal are teaming up to take on Apple.