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Tastemade, YouTube’s Would-Be Food Network, Raises $10 Million

Tastemade, a video network aimed at becoming YouTube’s version of the the Food Network, has raised $10 million from Raine Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. Industry sources say that the company, which had previously raised $5.3 million from Redpoint, had lots of interest in this round, including an offer from Food Network owner Scripps Network Interactive.


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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