Liz Gannes

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Former Yahoo Chief Technologist Joins Twitter Through Bagcheck Acquisition

Twitter has acquired Bagcheck, a site devoted to documenting personal product collections, bringing on board co-founder Sam Pullara for its engineering team. Pullara was previously chief technologist at Yahoo, before leaving to become an entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital. Bagcheck, which is staying online for now, had raised funding from Sutter Hill Ventures and Morado Ventures.

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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