People Are Selling Everything From Sex To Baby Hedgehogs On Facebook Marketplace

Facebook launched a new feature earlier this week to facilitate local buying and selling in communities. The feature, called Marketplace, allows users to post an ad for a product or service that they would like to sell. People nearby can see those ads in Marketplace and then decide with the seller on terms and payment, Facebook doesn’t concern itself with any of that, the new feature is actually akin to […]


Microsoft has squashed Marketplace app update bug

A couple of days ago, we reported that Microsoft has suspended new Windows Phone apps from being posted because there was a bug in the system, but it seems that things have finally gotten resolved. According to Mazhar Mohammed, the latest happening has seen Microsoft squash this rather niggling bug, saying, “We fixed the digital certificate problem and last evening resumed publishing new apps and updates. It will take a […]


Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 apps

At the Windows Phone Summit today in San Francisco, Microsoft revealed that its Windows Phone Marketplace now has 100,000 apps to boast. So far the growth has been steady, as expected. Earlier in January this year, Microsoft announced that it has already reached 60,000 apps in the Marketplace. Two months after that, it bolstered to 70,000 apps with 100,000 registered developers. Following the 100,000 app submissions we reported earlier this […]


Marketplace lands in 13 more countries

Windows Phone owners who happen to live in Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela, here is some good news for you, and hopefully it will be able to perk you up through the middle of the week as the weekend looms in the horizon. Microsoft has announced that they will be opening up the Marketplace in those countries, so may the […]


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Windows Phone Market Place gets encryption

Piracy has long moved on from ships boarding one another and plundering whatever is on board the other ship, to the much more modern (and less bloodthirsty method) version that involves unauthorized downloads of work in the digital format – most notably, music and movies. Well, having said that, Microsoft intends to prevent app piracy on their Windows Phone Market Place with a new encryption set in place. It seems […]


Freshlist is a text-based marketplace

If you’re the type of person who loves eating fresh produce, and buying them directly from the source or the farmer’s market is a must, Freshlist is a text-based marketplace that will allow you to either buy or sell produce in real time.


Foursquare v2.3 app arrives on Marketplace

Love being mayor without having to run for office and hold expensive campaigns when election time comes around? There’s an easier to achieve that goal – through the use of Foursquare, where checking in enough times over the course of time will elevate you to mayor status – granted, other people will definitely be breathing down your neck in the position sweepstakes, so getting there is hard work, but maintaining […]


No more new apps in Windows Mobile 6.5 Marketplace after July 15th

People who still use Windows Mobile 6.5 devices will be receiving a kick in the butt to upgrade their phones soon. Well, indirectly of course. Microsoft has announced that as of July 15th, 2011, developers will no longer be able to submit new apps to its Windows Marketplace for Mobile – the store where WM 6.5 users get their apps from. “While apps will still be available for sale, it […]


LG rolls out Windows Phone 7 Korean input application

It goes without saying that those living in South Korea as well as Japan tend to have their very own kind of handsets as well as applications, since the languages used in both countries are not as commonplace as with other parts of the world – unless you have an interest in the language and culture, or are a Japanese/Korean living outside of your own country, of course. LG, being […]


Xbox Live’s “Games on Demand” Downloads Continues to Rise

Microsoft hasn’t hopped onto the Blu-Ray train for its Xbox 360 console yet because the company sees digital distribution as an increasingly important feature that will become the de-facto way to purchase video games in the future. According to a new report by GameIndustry.biz, “55% of Xbox 360 users bought at least one downloadable game last year, up from 43 per cent in 2009.” Compared to its competitors, 50% of […]


Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has over 9,000 apps

After hitting the 5,000 apps mark at the end of December, there wasn’t a whole lot of news about the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace’s app count after that. Well, it’s been two months since then and it has been reported that the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now carries over 9,000 apps. Talk about amazing growth of a mobile platform! The Windows Phone 7 Marketplace now carries more apps than HP’s […]


Android Market and Windows Marketplace arrives at new app milestones

According to independent Android app tracker AndroLib.com, Google’s Android Market now carries more than 200,000 apps. In addition, the Market’s apps have been collectively downloaded more than 2.5 billion times – that is a whole lot to say the least. This is no surprise since developers are becoming more and more focused on Android, picking up to 22% of the world’s smartphone market in the process. As for Microsoft, they […]


Windows Phone 7 Marketplace unveiled

After we brought you news of the Windows Phone 7 SDK and tools which are available for free, here is a look at Windows Phone 7 Marketplace that seems to be shaping up pretty nicely, and we are more or less convinced that Microsoft has got it right this time. Among the companies who are ready to roll out new applications include WeatherBug, Citrix Systems Inc., Clarity Consulting Inc., Cypress […]