Liz Gannes

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Orchestra Raises a Quick $5M for Social To-Do App

Orchestra, which calls its iPhone and Web productivity and collaboration app “group chat disguised as a to-do list,” has raised $5 million in funding less than two months after it launched (we broke the news here). The new funding for the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company led by Apple and Ideo alums comes from Charles River Ventures and SV Angel.


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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