Lauren Goode

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Office-for-iPad App CloudOn Raises $16 Million in Series B Funding

CloudOn, an application for accessing Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Reader and DropBox on iPads and Android tablets, has raised $16 million in Series B funding today from Social+Capital, TransLink Capital and existing investors Foundation Capital and Rembrandt Venture Partners. The company first launched in January 2012, and claims more than one million downloads in the past five months. The app is currently free, though CloudOn has said it may introduce a tiered pricing structure.


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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