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Small-Business Data Startup Radius Pulls in $12.4 Million

Radius, a startup that mines and aggregates data about small and medium-sized businesses for sales professionals, announced Wednesday the completion of a $12.4 million series B round of financing. American Express joined as a new investor, backed up by existing investors, including BlueRun Ventures. A spokesperson said Radius’s focus is on marketers in “business insurance, payment services, banking, credit cards [and] telecoms” who need to reach small businesses.


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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