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Rumors of a split between eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) and its vaunted e-commerce payment platform PayPal Inc. heated up recently. The former parent company told applicants for PayPal's CEO position that the spin-off could take place within months. And according to multiple analysts on Wall Street, the term "split" would actually be fairly accurate. The spin-off would effectively cut eBay in half. According to recent company revenue data, PayPal and Braintree earned nearly $1.74 billion in net revenues in the second quarter, while eBay's online marketplace earned $1.72 billion.