Liz Gannes

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QuickPay Takes $5.5M More to Help People Find and Pay for Parking

QuickPay, which works with parking operators to make their lots and spots mobile-enabled so drivers can find and pay for parking, has raised $5.5 million from backers including Fontinalis Partners, Ecomobilite Ventures and IncWell. Smart parking is a surprisingly vibrant space, considering the subject matter. QuickPay competes with Streetline, which has some $40 million in total funding, and the BMW-backed venture ParkNow.


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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