In a clash of titans, eBay and PayPal have sued to stop Google implementing a mobile payments system for its Android phone. The system would allow consumers to make bank and merchant payments through mobile phones.
The EBay/PayPal lawsuit, filed in California state court this week against Google, highlights an ongoing turf war over a $1 trillion opportunity in mobile payments. Combatants range widely from traditional financial and credit card companies, to tech-sector companies, reports Reuters.
The latest battleground centers on the contents of the heads of two executives.
Stephanie Tilenius worked at eBay for eight years, before joining Google in February 2010 as vice president of e-commerce.