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Ross Ulbricht convicted of running drug marketplace Silk Road

The alleged Dread Pirate Roberts faces up to life in prison after a jury finds him guilty of the so-called "kingpin" charge, among others.

By February 4, 2015

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Fiverr freelance marketplace raises $30M in Series C round

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.

By August 11, 2014

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Alibaba purchases $590M minority stake in smartphone maker Meizu

The Chinese e-commerce giant's investment could signal another step into the mobile business, in a play not unlike Amazon's Fire devices line.

By February 8, 2015

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Alibaba's revenue soars as profit takes a nosedive

The company's revenue was up 40 percent and its mobile revenue was up a whopping 448 percent. Alibaba's profit, however, dipped 28 percent to $964 million.

By January 29, 2015

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Silk Road paid off hackers to keep site running

According to testimony in US federal court, more than a few hackers tried to blackmail the illegal marketplace before it was shut down in 2013 -- and at least two were paid off.

By January 29, 2015

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Entertainment-discovery app Shazam raises $30M on $1B valuation

Shazam says that it has over 100 million monthly active mobile users and has added more tracks to its music catalog.

By January 21, 2015

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eBay cutting jobs ahead of PayPal split

The e-commerce company will cut 2,400 postions this quarter and is mulling selling off its eBay Enterprise unit ahead of the spin out of its PayPal payments service.

By January 21, 2015

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For video game industry, 2014 couldn't escape slumping game sales

The latest figures show that sales of games on discs staggered during the holidays, continuing a trend that persisted throughout the year.

By January 15, 2015

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Amazon third-party vendors sold more than 2 billion items in 2014

That's a plus, given the retail giant's profit margins are higher when products are sold through third parties, say analysts cited in The Wall Street Journal.

By January 5, 2015

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Amazon job posts point to global same-day delivery

A series of job postings hint at Amazon's desire to expand its same-day delivery service, including for products sold by third-party merchants.

By December 11, 2014