Jason Del Rey

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Groupon Acquires European HotelTonight Competitor Blink

Groupon announced today that it has acquired last-minute hotel-booking app Blink, which is based in Spain and focused on the European market, for an undisclosed amount. The move comes a few days after HotelTonight, the San Francisco-based company that offers a similar service — focused mostly thus far on the U.S. — raised a giant $45 million investment 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