Lauren Goode

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Update: Peek Kills Off Devices, but Nabs $15 Million in Funding

Just yesterday, it was reported that Peek Inc. was killing its email-and-Twitter-friendly handset devices. Today, VentureBeat says that Peek has raised $15 million, confirmed by CEO Amol Sarva, to help fund an aggressive expansion of its cloud platform for low-end feature phones in Asia.


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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