Liz Gannes

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Zynga and Pandora Ad Provider SocialVibe Raises $20M

SocialVibe, the performance advertising network that offers users an alternative to paying for virtual goods on Zynga and subscriptions on Pandora, today announced it has raised $20 million in a Series D round led by Norwest Venture Partners and including previous investors Redpoint Ventures, Jafco Ventures and Pinnacle Ventures. The Los Angeles-based company also operates its own social apps for individuals to spread branded content in order to raise money for various causes.


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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