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When you have to negotiate cell data separately in 185 countries, it's obvious the global data village has turned out to be not so warm and cozy after all.
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Traditional analysis would indicate that eventually time catches up with Amazon and some sort of correction is in the offing. But no such correction is at hand.
On the face of it, there's not a thing this start-up did not do right. It's just a tough market for computer hardware makers.
Google buying Nest is only one example of the faith tech puts in the notion of the smart home. Investors would be even smarter to watch from a distance for a while.
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Now you don't even need Kickstarter or Indegogo to get a product crowdfunded -- you can do it yourself, so long as you're ready to interact directly with tens of thousands of investors.