Jason Del Rey

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Social Shopping Site The Fancy Gets New Funding and Will Smith as an Investor

The Fancy, the commerce site that lets users post cool products from around the Web and buy them right from the site, has received another large infusion of capital. Bloomberg reported that the round totaled $53 million, but that seems to include a previous investment of $26 million that closed in October. Since then, the company has raised about $27 million, according to an SEC form filed last week. A person familiar with the deal confirmed a Bloomberg report that actor Will Smith invested in the round.


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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