Mike Isaac

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Quote-Saving App Banters to Shut Down; Founders Jump to Betaworks

After struggling to attract a significant user base over the past year, conversation-saving app Banters is closing up shop, co-founder Lauren Leto announced via company blog on Tuesday. Leto and partner Patrick Moberg had raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from the likes of Chris Dixon, Khosla Ventures and SV Angel. The two will join Betaworks — Leto as general manager of the firm’s Findings product and Moberg as a “hacker-in-residence.”


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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