Broadening its reach beyond pure music streaming, Spotify now lets users buy merchandise from artists through the app.
A music industry insider reckons physical media and streaming can coexist in a way CDs and downloads couldn't.
The Chinese online retailer in recent years has also taken stakes in US retail firms ShopRunner and 1stdibs and opened its own US online shop, 11 Main.
Live-streaming apps made it easy for anyone to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight for free, "Star Wars" fans get new movie details on May the Fourth, and a true space heroine boldly brews the first espresso in zero gravity.
Retailer's customers can use the mobile-payments system to complete transactions on its app, with in-store capability coming later this year.
The e-commerce pioneer's overall results hid the differing paths of eBay's two main businesses, with PayPal growing and eBay.com floundering.
The online arts and crafts marketplace debuts on the Nasdaq stock exchange with shares trading at up to $35 per share.
The site, which specializes in arts and crafts, raises $267 million for a valuation of $1.8 billion.
The famous space slug has wormed its way from an asteroid in a galaxy far, far away to inhabit a jack-in-the-box for Star Wars Celebration 2015.
Pour yourself a cold Klingon Warnog, nibble some sushi with warp-trail chopsticks and fire off a rare phaser as you explore a world of wacky "Star Trek" merchandise.