Peter Kafka

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Facebook Buys Israeli Mobile Startup Snaptu

Facebook has purchased Snaptu, a mobile startup that develops software for “feature phones”–the non-smartphones that most of the world uses. The two companies had already collaborated on a “Facebook for Feature Phones” app in January. The Israeli company announced the deal on its blog, and says the acquisition is supposed to close in a few weeks.


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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