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Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
What's In Your Virtual Wallet?

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At SXSW Interactive 2011, Rob Veres, general manager of RedLaser and senior director of Mobile, eBay Inc., and Laura Chambers, senior director of PayPal Mobile, are poised to speak on the topic of mobile commerce and virtual wallets. As one of the driving forces behind eBay's and PayPal’s mobile initiatives, Rob and Laura sit at a unique vantage point regarding the evolution of mobile. How can brands, entrepreneurs and developers make money from mobile commerce? Specifically, how will mobile devices evolve to become the “virtual wallets” of the future? In grappling with these questions, eBay and PayPal have led the way in mobile shopping and payments. Not surprisingly, the company’s mobile sales and transactions have grown dramatically. In 2010, eBay's mobile sales more than double to nearly $2 billion from $600 million in 2009. PayPal's mobile transactions grew from $25 million in 2008 to $141 million in 2009. eBay and PayPal have also led the way in creating innovative mobile commerce apps. The companies have incorporated technologies like augmented reality to virtually try on sunglasses and "bump" so that two iPhones can seamlessly transfer money. To date, eBay's and PayPal's mobile apps have been downloaded more than 36 million times worldwide. eBay and PayPal have also encouraged third-party developer innovation through its RedLaser and PayPal X platforms.

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Laura Chambers

Dir of MobilePayPalLaura Chambers is senior director of PayPal Mobile with overall responsibilities focused on “mobilizing PayPal” and bringing outstanding PayPal applications and features onto the mobile platform. Chambers leads the design and development of PayPal mobile, ensuring... Read More →
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Rob Veres

GM/Sr DirRedLaser/eBay IncRob is Senior Director of Mobile at eBay Inc., and General Manager of RedLaser, a leading shopping application. With more than eighteen million downloads, you may have seen people using their mobile phones to scan barcodes in stores — or you may have scanned... Read More →
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Steve Yankovich

VP Innovation & New Ventures, eBay InceBay

Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Radisson, Town Lake Ballroom

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