Liz Gannes

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Last.fm Founders Are Back to Help Find Interesting Web Content

Last.fm co-founders Felix Miller and Martin Stiksel famously made it easy to passively share what songs you’re playing so you can also track them, and get recommendations. Now they are back with a new start-up called Lumi, which passively records each Web site you visit. The twist is that Lumi is a personal service, built to be anonymous and secure (we can only hope!), for the purpose of finding new content based on previous experiences.


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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