Last week eBay announced earnings for the second quarter of 2011. Revenue was up 25% for a total of $2.8 billion. eBay CEO, John Donahoe, talked to CNBC about the types of things in play that made this quarter so strong.
Of particular interest to me in that segment was John's take on the increasing impact of mobile devices and that he believes we're seeing a "fundamental shift in the way people shop and the way they pay because now you can access the internet 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We see that in our eBay and our PayPal business where we've had 45 million people download our mobile app and it will do $4 billion in volume this year."
Expanding on John's view of eBay's increasing mobile commerce presence, MediaPost recently published a story called "eBay Everywhere is Here" that takes a deeper dive into what this increased accessibility means to consumers and eBay's bottom line.
What does this trend mean for you as a publisher? Does it cause you to think about your business differently? We'd love your constructive comments below.