Liz Gannes

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House Approves Revised Crowdfunding Bill, Sends It to Obama

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed with a vote of 380-41 a final version of the JOBS Act, revised to conform with the Senate version. The new bill reduces the amount that unaccredited investors are allowed to contribute to “crowdfunding” for small companies. It also pushes the maximum number of shareholders a private company can have without falling under financial reporting regulations to 2,000, from 500.


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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