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BMW, GE Commit Millions to Digital Manufacturing Marketplace

U.S. News

"When you talk about the long tail of the internet that has helped retailers, for example – through Amazon and other sites, they can sell their products all across the country, when previously they were just very local storefronts – that opportunity hasn't existed for manufacturers," says Randy Altschuler, the company's co-founder and CEO. "And Xometry is a platform which unlocks that and allows all these manufacturers across the country, with tremendous skill sets and with billions of dollars invested in machinery, to use those skills and help customers all across the country."


Facebook adds AI to its eBay-style Marketplace to automatically add price suggestions

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It was originally designed to rival Craigslist. And, now its totally eclipsed the defunct site, Facebook have enhanced their eBay-style Marketplace with artificial intelligence. The new feature, which launched on Tuesday to mark the site's second anniversary, will streamline the service by automatically adding price suggestions to listings. It will also include an auto-categorisation feature to make selling easier. Currently, Facebook utilises AI to automatically enhance the images uploaded by sellers - improving their brightness or saturation, for example.


HERE Technologies launches mobility services marketplace

ZDNet

Here Technologies announced its Open Mobility Marketplace at CES 2018 that serves as a hub for supplying and requesting mobility services. Not only will it connect customers with suppliers, the Open Mobility Marketplace will allow customers to compare prices of mobility services in one central portal.


10 best sites and services to sell used tech

PCWorld

At the end of each year, many of us attempt to turn the technology we no longer need into cash. You could be cleaning out the drawers or closets to which you banished old gadgets. Perhaps you treated yourself to a Surface Studio or MacBook Pro and need some extra money to pay for that pricey new computer. Whatever your reason, selling used tech is much easier today than in the past. You used to have to make multiple decisions just to create a new eBay listing.


You can now use Facebook Marketplace to look for an apartment

Mashable

If you're in the market for a new apartment, you might be able to find the perfect match using the world's largest social network. Starting today, Facebook users can browse housing rental units on Marketplace. SEE ALSO: Are you a'multicultural millennial'? The listings come from Apartment List and Zumper, two websites that aggregate rental listings from across the Internet. Facebook told Mashable in an emailed statement that the two sites offer "hundreds of thousands of house and apartment rentals" that users can browse.