Lauren Goode

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Proust Will Live On, Separate From IAC

Proust, a social-journaling service owned by IAC, was slated to shut down today, after just a six-month run. But Proust isn’t shutting down, after all: The service sent an email to users saying that it will remain active due to an outpouring of support from the Proust community. The service is now independent of IAC, and is being run by anonymous investors and entrepreneurs operating under Proust Interactive LLC.


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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