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Stitcher Raises $10 Million to Turn Your iPhone Into a Talk Radio Receiver

Stitcher, which helps mobile-phone users stream talk shows, news updates and podcasts to their iPhones, BlackBerrys, etc., has raised a $10 million C round led by New Enterprise Associates. Earlier investors Benchmark Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, and Ron Conway re-upped as well. Stitcher promises users it can help them get their content more quickly than downloading via intermediaries like iTunes; it tells advertisers it can aggregate large groups of listeners. It has raised $20 million to date.


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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