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Pinterest Acquires Mobile Startup Livestar

Pinterest announced Wednesday it had acquired Livestar, the small mobile-focused recommendations startup. Livestar’s three-engineer team will join Pinterest, but CEO Fritz Lanman will not; he’ll move on to another yet-to-be-announced startup, while maintaining an advisory role at Pinterest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and Livestar will shut down its services immediately.


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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