Smile: Silicon Valley’s Dumbest Startups in 2017 (Video)

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Technologies and inventions make our life easier and more convenient. Alas sometimes, all we can say is ‘What the hell is that thing?”. Silicon Valley is not an exception.

Here are the list of dumbest things were created in 2017.

Useless Juicer

No.1 in our list is Juicero Inc. and their ‘innovational’ juice machine. Everything seems ok, firstly. Juice is tasty and healthy. What’s the problem? Actually, it’s not producing juice from the fruits as you used to. You need to buy it in the special packs and then juicer will squeeze it for you. Sorry, what? We can do it by ourselves!

And even that’s not all. Google Inc. and other backers poured about $120 million into the startup. Juicero sells the machine for $400, plus the cost of individual juice packs delivered weekly.

“But after the product hit the market, some investors were surprised to discover a much cheaper alternative: You can squeeze the Juicero bags with your bare hands,” Bloomberg wrote.

What a surprize.

Sad that the Juicero founder spent about three years building a dozen prototypes before devising Juicero’s patent-pending press. Who knew that would be so hard?

The tent

Actually this tent should be called “I-don’t-care-tent’, here is why. The inventors of Pause Pod understand how tired you can be during the working day. They have a simple solution for you. A tent. Not just a tent, of course, it’s a portable “private pop-up free from stressful moments.” Very smart and convenient. I should put it in my purse, I think.

The bus

After so many years that a city bus was invented, Lyft invented…a city bus. Great job.

Here’s the idea of the Lyft Shuttle: an automobile travels along a set route at all times, it stops along that route, and you can get in and ride along that route as a way to get within walking distance to your destination. Because other people are doing this along with you, the cost of the ride is reduced.

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Source: Lyft

Moreover, And when it was the bus, it cost less per ride, was subsidized by the public, accommodated more people, and was financially viable for low-income passengers. Proceeds from the bus went back into the system that keeps the bus running, not into the coffers of a VC fund.

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