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Social Shopping Engine The Fancy Raises $10 Million From French Fashion Giant PPR

The Fancy, one of a slew of start-ups trying to marry shopping with social … stuff, has found a deep-pocketed fan. French fashion conglomerate PPR — the people behind brands like Gucci and Alexander McQueen — is pouring $10 million into the start-up, reports Betabeat. Here’s a reminder, from a year ago, about what founder Joe Einhorn is trying to do.


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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