Kara Swisher

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CrowdSource Raises $12.5 Million for Enterprise Tasks

CrowdSource, which uses hundreds of thousands of workers to manage labor-intensive enterprise tasks, raised $12.5 million in a Series A round. The funding was led by Highland Capital Partners. The start-up, which focuses on content creation and structuring big data, said it will use the investment to expand offerings, add more workers and increase sales and marketing.


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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