Why did eBay and PayPal separate?

Why did eBay and PayPal separate?
eBay and PayPal have become two standalone companies to capitalize on their respective growth opportunities.
 
How does this affect me?
You can keep using PayPal on eBay just like you do today; that won’t change. The only change you should experience is you will now contact eBay and PayPal separately regarding your respective accounts.

For more information on the separation, please click here.