Liz Gannes

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UberConference Maker Firespotter Snags $15 Million Led by Andreessen Horowitz

Firespotter Labs, which was founded by Craig Walker of GrandCentral and incubated at Google Ventures, has received a $15 million Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Blake Krikorian joining its board. Though Firespotter had experimented with restaurant and general ratings apps, the funding is for the company to direct toward communications and telephony products like the new UberConference, it said.


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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