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Fashion News and Shopping Site Refinery29 Raises $20 Million

Refinery29, one of the most prominent Web properties pursuing the “content + commerce” meme, has raised a $20 million C round funded by Stripes Group. The fashion news/shopping company, which has raised more than $30 million since 2005, says it will use the money to push into new categories, including beauty and entertainment, and will also invest in technology. Refinery29 says it has a global audience of 11 million people.


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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