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  • Mattress startup Purple merges with NY shell company in $1.1 billion deal

    Mattress startup Purple merges with NY shell company in $1.1 billion deal

    Purple, a Utah-based mattress startup, announced today it will merge with Global Partner Acquisition Corp (GPAC) in a deal that would value the company at $1.1 billion. The new deal is known as a “reverse merger” and would result in Purple becoming a publicly traded company overnight, but without the formal IPO process. Read More

  • Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists Crunch Network

    Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

    After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the venture capital industry has decided to direct its considerable capital reserves at helping us get more shut-eye. Read More

  • MB&F HM3 Frog Zr Watch

    Behold the HM3 Frog Zr, aka “Black Frog,” the newest highly limited watch from MB&F – there will only be 18 pieces. Unless I am mistaken, this is the first watch offered by the boutique brand done in zirconium (hence the Zr part of the name). Zirconium is a rare metal similar to titanium, but known to be more robust. According to MB&F, most zirconium is used in… Read More

  • Purple iPod nano spotted in ad, due soon?

    [photopress:purplenano.jpg,full,center] Taking a close look at this Circuit City ad, we can see what looks to be a purple iPod nano. When you mouse over the electronic version of the ad, a separate model number pops up as well, further fueling speculation that a purple nano could be on the way. The last time an additional color was added to the nano lineup was five weeks ago when Apple added… Read More