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Mobile Minutes: EBay raises forecast; Spotify debuts programmatic buying; Amazon eyes banking; Tinder chats up groups

eBay application on Apple iPad AirEBay raises forecasts a year after PayPal split
EBay Inc. raised revenue and profit forecasts Wednesday, as efforts to lure new shoppers to the online marketplace gain traction one year after the company split from its PayPal payments business. The stock climbed as much as 8.4 percent in extended trading.
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Spotify launches programmatic audio ad buying globally
Spotify, the music-streaming service, rolled out a global ad-buying feature Wednesday that lets advertisers buy 15- and 30-second audio spots that target Spotify’s over 70 million non-paying users. The Swedish company will also give advertisers access to demographic data it collects from its users, including their age, gender, location, language and of course, their playlists.
Read more on International Business Times

Amazon tip-toes into banking business Inc. is stepping into the student-loan marketplace.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal

Tinder launches Social to let users hang out in groups
Now, you can use Tinder to plan a night out and take along your friends to meet strangers.
Read more on Reuters