Liz Gannes

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Nearly a Billion Dollars Later, Electric Car Startup Better Place Shuts Down

Better Place, a startup that built battery-swapping stations for electric cars, is shutting down, it announced on Sunday. Fortune had reported that this was coming. After raising $850 million and being valued at $2.25 billion, Better Place sold 900 compatible cars in Israel and 400 in Denmark.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”