Liz Gannes

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A Year Later, Google Joins Kleiner Perkins sFund

Google has added its money to Kleiner Perkins’ sFund, joining launch partners Zynga, Comcast, Allen & Co., Amazon and Facebook. Given that the VC firm was an early investor in Google, the tech giant’s lack of participation seemed strange when Kleiner Perkins launched the sFund a year ago. But then again, Google wasn’t really doing social a year ago. Google just bought Katango, the sFund’s first investment and its first exit.


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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