Liz Gannes

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Caterina Fake’s Pinwheel Is Now Called Findery, After Trademark Dispute

Pinwheel, the geotagged memory service from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is now called Findery. That’s after a photo-sharing start-up called Pinweel got a preliminary injunction for trademark infringement. Both services are small; Pinweel says it has tens of thousands of users, while Findery is not yet open to the public.


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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