Update: Beastie Boys Settle with Goldieblox: More grace than Goldieblox deserved

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“Put all your eggs in one basket, and then WATCH that basket.”

From Pudd’nhead Wilson and Other Tales by Mark Twain

At the intersection of “Too Cute By Half” and “Stupid Stanford Tricks,” we find Silicon Valley darlings, Goldieblox.  What do they teach them at Stanford, anyway?

In a gracious–and supremely undeserved–act of kindness, the Beastie Boys agreed to dismiss the lawsuit (Goldieblox Dismissal) that Goldieblox brought against them.  If I had to guess, I would guess that the paying party was probably not just Goldieblox, but that’s because I always thought that Goldieblox was engaged in marketing by lawsuit and got extraordinarily bad advice.

The unanswered questions in this case are many, but I think they’ll just have to go into that mysteries of life pile unless Goldieblox just cannot keep it buttoned and there’s a better than 50/50 chance of that.

First, what did Intuit…

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