Liz Gannes

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Product Startup Quirky Hires Doreen Lorenzo From Frog Design as President

Quirky, maker of products developed with the help of its online community, has hired Doreen Lorenzo as president. Lorenzo is a 16-year veteran of the design firm Frog, most recently as president. She’ll work closely with Quirky founder and CEO Ben Kaufman, who raised a ton of money for the company — $68 million — about a year ago.


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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