Peter Kafka

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News Corp Buys Storyful, a Social Video Sorting Startup

News Corp has acquired Storyful, a video news startup, for $25 million. Storyful specializes in verifying and clearing amateur and user-generated video so news organizations and brands can use the clips. News Corp, which owns this website, says Storyful will keep operating as a standalone business.


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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