marketplace marketplace  /ˈmɑr kət ˌpleɪs/


  1. (n) the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
  2. (n) an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up



  1. By 2010, each state would be required to establish an exchange, or marketplace, where insurance will be sold.
  2. Prosper is an online marketplace that allows lenders and borrowers to bid for loanswith fees and rates than can be much lower than those of a lending institution.
  3. The Android marketplace isn't as robust as the iPhone app store yet, but someday it will be, as more Android phones hit the market and developers start churning out apps.


  1. Online Insurance Marketplace Provides Tips on How to Pick the Best Life Policy

    Online Insurance Marketplace ( ) announces new blog, “Picking the Best Life Insurance Policy.” (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Online Marketplace CustomMade Secures $18 Million to Make Custom Accessible to the Masses

    CustomMade, the online marketplace for one-of-a-kind goods, announced today that it has secured $18 million in additional funding. The round was led by Atlas Venture and returning investor Google Ventures, with participation from Schooner Capital, Next View Ventures, First Round Capital and Launch Capital.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Launches Online Marketplace with Crowd Sourced, Neutral and Unbiased Product Descriptions

    Marketplace provides more valuable product details and new distribution channel for vendors. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole. Our goal in pursuing a combination with Yahoo! was to provide greater choice and innovation in the marketplace and create real value...
    on May 3, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: mediacaster

  2. "Anytime a company brings a banned hazardous product into the US marketplace, especially one intended for children, it is unacceptable," said Nancy Nord, acting chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. "Ensuring that Chinese-made toys...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Nancy Nord Source: TIME

  3. Joaquin Almunia said in a speech that the EU investigation is still at an early stage but that officials were aware of the "importance of search to a competitive online marketplace."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joaquin Almunia Source: New York Times (blog)

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