Liz Gannes

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Free Call Service Fring Bought by Genband

Fring, a seven-year-old Skype alternative, has been bought for a reported $50 million by Genband, with plans to help carriers and MSOs compete with cheap and free Internet app providers. Fring had raised more than $30 million, and its development will remain in Israel.


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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