Arik Hesseldahl

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Cvent Lands Huge $136 Million Funding Round

Cvent, a company that specializes in online event management tools, said today it has secured a funding round worth $136 million, led by New Enterprise Associates and Insight Venture Partners with Greenspring Associates participating. The company, based in McLean, Va., says it plans to hire 200 people during the next year. Its customers include Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble and Wells Fargo.


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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