Peter Kafka

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It's Not Hulu, It's Tudou: Chinese Video Site Files for IPO

Hulu keeps muttering about a public offering, but it hasn’t launched one yet, and may never do so. But if you want to take a flier on Web video, here’s one for you: Tudou, the Chinese video site that has raised at least $135 million from private investors, wants to raise $120 million more via a Nasdaq IPO. Joseph Tartakoff walks you through the highlights.

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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