Peter Kafka

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Mobile Ad Network Millennial Media Nearly Doubles on First Day

A big pop for Millennial Media: Shares in the mobile ad network, which priced at $13 in advance of its IPO yesterday, shot up immediately Thursday morning to $25; climbed as high as $27.90; and ended back around $25, up 92 percent. That gives the money-losing company a market cap of $1.9 billion; Google and Apple paid much less to acquire Millennial’s primary competitors in the last few years.

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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