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Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

Luminate, the Silicon Valley start-up aimed at making digital images interactive, said it had raised $10.7 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Nokia Growth Partners and also including existing investors. It also said it was launching an Image App Store to “provide a central location for publishers to browse and choose the specific image apps they wish to leverage for their sites.”


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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