Arik Hesseldahl

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Jive CMO Rizzo Joins Board of PixyKids

Jive Software’s chief marketing officer, John Rizzo, has joined the board of directors at PixyKids, a social media platform aimed at children and families. Rizzo is a 25-year Silicon Valley veteran and previously CEO of Zeebo, an interactive entertainment and education outfit targeting emerging markets. PixyKids is backed by $3 million in venture capital, including $2 million from ATA Ventures.


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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