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Discovery Startup Newsle Raises $1.65 Million

Newsle, a news discovery startup, announced Monday that it had raised a $1.65 million Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by American City Business Journals, a subsidiary of Advance Publications, with participation from Maveron, DFJ, Transmedia Capital, and angels investors Launny Steffens and Rockwell Schnabel. Newsle lets users find published articles that mention their contacts or people they’ve chosen to follow on the service.


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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