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US: Rumored Google buyout may force eBay to let go of PayPal

 |  September 15, 2014

Google is reportedly considering an acquisition of eBay, a move that some reports say could force significant divestitures on the online bidding company.

Rumors surfaced last weekend that Google is discussing a 40 percent acquisition of eBay for about $85 billion. The news has not been confirmed, but some experts say eBay could be forced to consider either selling or spinning off its PayPal mobile commerce company.

Other experts, however, doubt the hefty price tag, and say any interest Google may have in eBay would likely have much to do with PayPal itself.

The companies have not commented on the rumored buyout plans.

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