Groupon Appoints Mellody Hobson to Board of Directors

Groupon has added Mellody Hobson to its board. Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm, but she may be better known as a spokesperson for financial literacy and investor education and as a regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and other shows. She is also a director for DreamWorks Animation, the Estée Lauder Companies and Starbucks.

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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