Liz Gannes

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From Poke Button to Poker Winner: Former Facebook Exec Takes 101st at WSOP

Chamath Palihapitiya, the Facebook VP who newly turned VC, finished in 101st place at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this weekend, much to his Silicon Valley brethren’s excitement. Palihapitiya won $54,851 — or in VC terms, 5x his investment.


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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