Liz Gannes

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Educational Game Maker MindSnacks Wins $6.5M From Sequoia Capital

MindSnacks, which makes language-learning and test-prep apps for iOS, has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital to expand into categories like geography and math. The San Francisco-based company’s games, which have been downloaded more than four million times, are generally free to download, and cost $4.99 to upgrade to more levels.


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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