Kara Swisher

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LinkedIn Buys ChoiceVendor

Silicon Valley-based professional social networking site LinkedIn said in a press release that it has acquired ChoiceVendor, a San Francisco start-up that “provides real-world ratings and reviews of business-to-business service providers in more than 70 categories across the United States.”

Financial terms of the acquisition are not being released.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus