A previous version of this story misreported Amazon's listing charges. Listing is free, but Amazon collects 99 cents per sale.
The change comes not long before Microsoft launches its new console, the Xbox One
The company says that gamers who currently have Microsoft Points should spend them before next Thursday or risk losing them entirely.
The new Square Market from the mobile payments startup will allow merchants to sell their wares online without the expense of building and maintaining their own sites.
Ross Ulbricht, a San Francisco resident who goes by the online moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," was indicted Wednesday for allegedly operating the drug Web site Silk Road after federal authorities shut it down.
The intuitive and aesthetically pleasing Zune Marketplace works well as an audio jukebox and Zune companion, but it's missing some key ingredients that would make it a one-stop shop.
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The site will allow third-party users to list and sell their merchandise to customers, but the retail giant is prohibited from selling its own inventory.
The company reportedly requires merchants to not offer a product available on its site for cheaper elsewhere. German regulators want to know more about that practice.
Play.com will no longer sell its own goods from March, acting instead as a marketplace for other retailers.