Mobile World Congress 2012: eBay, PayPal booth tour [Photos]

We know that eBay is betting big on mobile so it’s not surprising to see it put on a good show at its booth during Mobile World Congress 2012. The eBay and PayPal booth had a nice mix of food, demonstrations and some impressive footwork with a soccer ball.

The company was pushing its mobile apps for shopping and for live events. With the eBay Fashion app, you can quickly take a picture of a shirt you see and it will give you options of where to buy it online or even in retail shops around you. With a few taps of a button, you can pay for it (using PayPal or other things) and the store will put it on hold for you.

After an amazing display of trick soccer ball handling – I don’t know how to properly describe it, I’m an American and don’t do soccer – we heard about what eBay and PayPal could do for sporting events. Imagine being able to use Stubhub to buy your ticket, scanning a QR code to pay for food with PayPal, have it delivered to your seat and even getting discounts on team merchandise via a push notification.

Check out the photos below and let us know what you think.

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