Quirky

Ben Kaufman's Quirky Is Officially Out of Money

The co-founder and CEO says he needs to find funds fast. His team is 'working to figure things out.'

Stacey Higginbotham

· 4 min read

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.

Carly Okyle

· 3 min read

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.

Dan Primack and Stacey Higginbotham

· 4 min read

Jillian D'Onfro

· 15+ min read

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

· 2 min read

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

· 4 min read

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

· 4 min read

'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

· 3 min read

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

· 2 min read

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

· 8 min read

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.

Lynn Haller

· 2 min read

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

· 5 min read