Peter Kafka

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Is Amazon Taking Out Diapers.com?

That’s what Fortune.com’s Dan Primack reports: He says Jeff Bezos will end a price war between the two companies by snapping up Diapers.com’s parent company Quidsi for $540 million. The New Jeresey-based company, whose investors include Accel and Bessemer, was reportedly valued at more than $300 million in its last funding round.


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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