Pebble Apparently Can't Keep Up With Its Own Growth

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The crowdfunded watch, Pebble, which became a darling of Kickstarter success stories, may be facing serious financial problems, despite raising a staggering $20 million on the site. Sources say that the company is getting a bit too big and can’t support the success. It has supposedly taken out a $5 million loan with an additional $5 mil line of credit.


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Right now, Pebble has 150 employees and is still growing, and its newest smartwatch sports a color screen and 7-day battery life. This new wearable is by far the top-funded project in the site’s history. But now the company is turning to VC money to keep up with its own monster growth, according to rumors. [TechCrunch]

Apple expansion: The tech giant is apparently thinking of expanding to San Jose, California. Apple’s headquartered a bit to the west in Cupertino, but San Jose is the largest city in Silicon Valley. [Silicon Valley Business Journal]

Oculus raunch: Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was mum when asked if Oculus Rift would block adult content, leading pretty much everyone to believe we’ll be able to watch porn in VR. [CNET]

RadioShack sells customer data: A U.S. judge ruled the bankrupt electronics chain can sell nearly 70 million customers’ details in a $26 million assets deal. The purchasing hedge fund will only have access to customers’ email addresses, however. [Bloomberg]


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I still haven’t received my shipment confirmation for Pebble Time... This whole “will be shipping in May” crap seems to be... crap.