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 city's iconic black cabs brought roads to a standstill in a protest against what drivers see as unfair regulation of the industry.