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A roundup of the latest high-tech news “Hot Off the Wire” from The Associated Press and Local Tech Wire:

• eBay profits top Street estimates

SAN FRANCISCO — EBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) reported healthy second-quarter earnings Wednesday as more people transferred money through its PayPal payment service and shopped on its main website.

The online auction site operator also gave lower-than-expected guidance for the current quarter, predicting that a strengthening dollar will cut into overseas revenue because sales convert back into fewer dollars. That didn’t seem to weigh on its shares, though, which rose in after-hours trading.

For the April-June quarter, eBay Inc. earned $412 million, or 31 cents per share. That compares with $327 million, or 25 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.

When excluding one-time items, eBay earned 40 cents per share – 2 cents higher than what analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected.

Overall, revenue increased 6 percent to $2.2 billion, matching analyst predictions. It was $2.1 billion in the same period last year.

The company’s growth came mainly from its second-biggest business, online payments, which includes PayPal and short-term credit service Bill Me Later. The unit’s revenue rose 22 percent to $817 million, while total payment volume jumped 28 percent to $21.4 billion.

• Qualcomm quarterly profits up 4 percent

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) said Wednesday that its fiscal third-quarter profit rose 4 percent and revenues fell less than analysts expected, allaying concerns among investors that the developer of wireless chips and technologies was failing to capitalize on consumers’ appetites for smart phones.

The company also raised its profit and revenue estimates for 2010.
Qualcomm disappointed investors the previous two quarters as prices for phones fell sharply and cut into royalty payments.

Qualcomm sells chips to phone makers and collects licensing fees from companies that use its patented technologies.

The San Diego-based company earned $767 million, or 47 cents a share, during the three-month period ending June 27, compared to a profit of $737 million, or 44 cents a share, during the same period last year. The latest result includes a loss of 7 cents a share from share-based compensation and 3 cents a share from tax items.

Excluding those charges, Qualcomm earned 57 cents a share, 3 cents higher than estimated by analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

• CA Technologies results beat Street expectations

ISLANDIA, N.Y. — Business management software company CA Technologies (NYSE: CA), formerly known as CA Inc., said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income rose 11 percent thanks to better execution and new revenue from acquisitions.

Net income in the three months ended June 30 rose to $217 million, or 42 cents per share, from $195 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding items such as amortization and share-based compensation expenses, earnings hit 45 cents per share.

Revenue rose 5 percent to $1.09 billion from $1.04 billion a year earlier, helped by sales of software products obtained through the acquisition of NetQoS, Nimsoft and 3Tera.

The results exceeded the expectations of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, who predicted 42 cents per share of earnings on $1.06 billion in revenue.

• Netflix adds a million subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO — Video-subscription service Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) added another million customers during the spring to propel its second-quarter earnings past analyst estimates.

The results released Wednesday are the latest evidence of Netflix’s growing popularity as more households embrace its combination of DVD mail deliveries and video delivered over high-speed Internet connections. The most popular subscription packages cost $9 to $17 per month.

Netflix ended June with 15 million subscribers, up from 14 million in March and 10.6 million a year ago. It marks the third straight quarter that Netflix as lured in at least 1 million more subscribers, and management expects to do it again this summer. Netflix said it expects to have from 16.3 million to 16.7 million subscribers by the end of September.

The company earned $43.5 million, or 80 cents per share, in the second quarter, a 34 percent increase from $32.4 million, or 54 cents per share, a year ago.

The performance easily exceeded the average earnings estimate of 70 cents per share among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Revenue, though, didn’t hit analysts targets. It still increased 27 percent to $520 million, about $4 million below analyst projections. It was $408.5 million in the same period last year.