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Rdio Rounds Up More Cash for Online Music

No one has figured out how to make online music subscriptions really work, but people are still trying: Rdio has raised a new $17.5 million round led by Mangrove Capital. The company had previously raised at least $6 million from Skype and its founders; the new dollars are supposed to help it compete with Apple’s iTunes and a host of other subscription services, including Spotify, Rhapsody and MOG.


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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