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Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies
Obituaries

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.
Carly Okyle
Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment
Pivots

Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment

Its home automation spinoff, Wink, may also see additional investment in a separate round, CEO Ben Kaufman says.
How a 'Quirky' 28-Year-Old Plowed Through $150 Million and Almost Destroyed His Startup
Money Management

How a 'Quirky' 28-Year-Old Plowed Through $150 Million and Almost Destroyed His Startup

Initially, Ben Kaufman's platform for inventors seemed like a success.
Jillian D'Onfro
Mattel, Quirky Partner Up to Crowdsource New Toys for Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price
Toys; Games

Mattel, Quirky Partner Up to Crowdsource New Toys for Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price

Users can now submit ideas for toys, games, baby gear and preschool products that will carry the toy giant's iconic monikers.
Geoff Weiss
Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.
Inventions

Have a Quirky Idea? Submit It to This Quick-to-Market Website.

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.
Stephen Key
Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking
Crowdsourcing

Don't Let Crowd 'Wisdom' Do All Your Thinking

Entrepreneurs should invite public opinion when the timing is right -- without handing over the reins.
Iman Jalali
'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'
Competition

'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'

The president of consumer-product invention company Quirky says startups should embrace competition, not ignore it.
Catherine Clifford
Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home
Internet of Things

Nest Opens Its Software Platform to Developers in Bid to Conquer the Connected Home

Consumers will now be able to control their Whirlpool washers and dryers, Mercedes-Benz vehicles and Logitech remote controls through Nest's operating system.
Geoff Weiss
15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season
Technology

15 Fun Gadgets to Give to Anyone This Holiday Season

With throwback know-how as well as some of the newest technologies, these gadgets have something for everyone, from tinkerers to tipplers.
John Patrick Pullen
Entrepreneurs

4 Design Leaders on the Office Item They Can't Live Without

From a stapler to a slingshot, these four office items have been deemed essential.
3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business
Starting a Business

3 Things You Need to Know About Launching a Product Business

Coming up with a great product idea doesn't necessarily mean you need to launch a business around it. Here are three things you need to know before taking that leap.
Christopher Hawker
Finance

Quirky Lands Its Largest Funding Round at $79 Million

The social product-development company also has extended its partnership with GE.
Jason Fell
Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier
Technology

Quirky and GE Team Up to Make Inventing Easier

The two companies announced a new partnership that'll give citizen inventors access to a portion of GE's patent coffers, as well as a co-branded effort that could effectively appify your home.
Diana Ransom
Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration
Entrepreneurs

Where the Founders of Young Startups Find Inspiration

From Quirky's Ben Kaufman to Aaron Levie of Box, here's what inspires some of the hottest startups around.
Diana Ransom