Liz Gannes

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Stanford Grants $3.6M to StartX Accelerator

Stanford University, the educational institution most closely affiliated with technology startups, is making a direct investment in StartX, a nonprofit, four-year-old startup accelerator for Stanford affiliates. Stanford is also creating an uncapped fund to invest in companies that emerge from the program. Graduates from StartX include WifiSlam (bought by Apple for about $20 million for indoor location) and Clinkle (raised $25 million for mobile payments).


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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