Liz Gannes

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Zirtual Raises $2M for Online Executive Assistant Service

Mayfield Fund, Tony Hsieh of Zappos and the Las Vegas Downtown Project are putting $2 million in Series A funding into a startup called Zirtual that offers virtual executive assistant services. The now Las Vegas-based company already employs 100 U.S.-based assistants and charges $197 to $997 per month for its services.


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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