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CouchSurfing Raises $15 Million in Series B Round

CouchSurfing, the social network for travelers seeking crash pads and hospitality, announced the closing of a new round of funding on Wednesday, securing $15 million. The second round of institutional financing was led by General Catalyst Partners, with contributions from Menlo Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Omidyar Network. The company, now up to five million users, will use the injection of funds to expand its engineering resources and further its mobile platform.


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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