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, which specializes in arts and crafts, raises $267 million for a valuation of $1.8 billion.
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The video-streaming service adds 4.9 million new members in the first quarter, hitting milestones both in the US and in its international markets.
The new funding is announced in conjunction with a site redesign meant to make it easier to find services, which start at $5 a pop.
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The online arts and crafts marketplace debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with shares trading at up to $35 per share.