in the market for

*in the market (for something)

Fig. wanting to buy something. (*Typically: be ~; find oneself ~.) I'm in the market for a new camera. If you have a boat for sale, we're in the market.
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in the market for

Wanting to possess, eager to have, seeking. For example, The crowd was in the market for more entertainment, or I'm sure he's in the market for another fast car. [Early 1900s]
See also: market

in the market

Interested in buying: We are in the market for a used car.
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INS (Integrated Network Solutions) was founded in 1994, and is a pan-European integrator of network services, systems and telephony in the market for data transmission and telecommunications.
Factors that could affect BSQUARE's actual results include adverse changes in BSQUARE's relationship with Microsoft, a decline in the market for Windows Embedded smart devices or the failure of such market to develop as anticipated, risks associated with international business, a change in strategy relating to indirect channels, delays or announcements of delays by Microsoft of Windows Embedded product releases, risks associated with fixed-fee contracts, competition and intellectual property risks.