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Social TV Tracker Bluefin Labs Lands New CEO

Social TV tracker Bluefin Labs has a new CEO: JP Maheu, a digital ad veteran who has held top jobs at Razorfish, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis. He replaces co-founder Deb Roy, who remains chairman. Bluefin is one of several start-ups that watch online conversations about TV; it has raised $20 million from investors including SoftBank Capital, Time Warner and Redpoint.


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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