Peter Kafka

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Flurry, the Apps Analytics Start-Up That Enraged Steve Jobs, Raises $15 Million

Some start-ups might curl up and die when Steve Jobs singles them out for criticism. But Flurry seems to be doing okay: The app analytics company, which enraged Jobs by peering into Apple’s iPad launch plans and publishing the results, has raised another $15 million in a round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest, First Round Capital and Union Square Venture re-upped, too.


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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