Liz Gannes

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Following Layoffs, BetterWorks Shuts Down Its Product

BetterWorks, the employee rewards start-up used by companies like Hulu, Tesla and Docstoc, is shutting down its site at the end of the month. The bad news from the Redpoint Ventures-backed start-up comes on the heels of significant layoffs last week. However, a spokeswoman said that the company itself is not shutting down entirely, but rather trying to use its remaining team and capital to reformulate itself.


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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