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Yahoo Acquires — And Will Shut Down — Social Advertising Startup Bread

Yahoo is adding six employees to its advertising staff via an acquisition, buying social advertising company Bread, the startup’s CEO Alan Chan announced in a blog post on Friday. Bread makes a URL shortener that displays an ad between the time that someone clicks on the shortened link and when they are taken to the related website. Chan, whose startup had raised $3.5 million from a group of investors including Lady Gaga manager and angel investor Troy Carter, said Bread would stop selling its products.


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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