Quirky

The Basic Mistakes That Felled 3 Once-Glamorous Startups

There is much less to be learned from the failure of aspirational but underfunded startups than from those that seemed to have the stars aligned.

Firas Kittaneh

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.'

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

Its home automation spinoff, Wink, may also see additional investment in a separate round, CEO Ben Kaufman says.

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.

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

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'

The president of consumer-product invention company Quirky says startups should embrace competition, not ignore it.

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

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

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