Liz Gannes

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Video Calling Start-Up Tango Gets $40M More

Eighteen months after it launched, Tango, the start-up competitor to Skype and Apple FaceTime, now has 45 million total users, with more than 10 percent of them active on a daily basis. Tango has been even more successful at attracting dollars; it just closed a Series C round from investors including Qualcomm Ventures and Access Industries, bringing the company to nearly $100 million raised.


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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