Kara Swisher

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Index Ventures Raises $442 Million in New Fund

Index Ventures said it had raised 350 million euros ($442 million) in a new sixth venture capital fund, which will be aimed at early-stage investments in the U.S., Israel and Europe. The London-based Index, which raised its last fund in 2009, opened an office in San Francisco last year.


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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