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'Darkode' goes dark: Police shut down infamous cybercrime marketplace

The forum was used by cybercriminals to buy and sell malicious software, stolen data and more. It was, says an official, the "most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world."

By July 15, 2015


Online marketplace Etsy prices IPO at $16 a share

The site, which specializes in arts and crafts, raises $267 million for a valuation of $1.8 billion.

By April 15, 2015


Surprise! Amazon opens online marketplace on rival Alibaba's Tmall

Alibaba's Tmall online marketplace for consumers in China plays host to retailers like Apple and Nike, which pay Alibaba a commission on all sales. Amazon decides to suck it up and join the list.

By March 6, 2015


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


Airbnb vows greater cooperation with cities

The home-sharing business promises to pay its "fair share" of taxes, be more transparent with data and ban users from listing investment properties.

By November 11, 2015


Airbnb beefs up liability insurance offering for hosts

Short-term rental service upgrades program to a primary insurance offering, making it available to all hosts in 16 countries, regardless of other coverage.

By October 22, 2015


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


Amazon's new Launchpad shows off stuff from startups

The storefront illustrates Amazon's continued hunt to offer up different products than its competition.

By July 28, 2015


Vroom raises $54 million to make buying a used car less horrible

Investors continue pouring cash into online car buying as companies keep trying to bridge the lack of trust between used-car buyers and sellers.

By July 20, 2015


eBay to shed enterprise business for $925 million

Just before eBay and PayPal will split up Friday, eBay signs a deal to ditch another distraction from its focus on its marketplace.

By July 16, 2015