Lauren Goode

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Jawbone Gets $40 Million From Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins

Jawbone, maker of nifty audio devices and the recently maligned UP fitness wristband, has raised $40 million from Deutsche Telekom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Yuri Milner and investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The new capital brings Jawbone’s funding to date close to $210 million. CEO Hosain Rahman has said that the company plans to introduce more products in the healthcare and audio markets, according to GigaOM.


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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