/// Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real
A long-shunned Silicon Valley technology sector — consumer-electronics start-ups — is showing some surprising signs of life. Entrepreneurs in California have quietly launched dozens of small hardware companies, designing everything from smart wristwatches to digital thermostats. The typical business plan: raise enough money to create prototypes in the U.S. that can be manufactured in Asia and sold online. These consumer-electronics makers are attracting new interest as some of the Internet frenzy abates following spotty performances by newly public Web companies like Facebook Inc. and Zynga Inc. Read the rest of this post on the original site
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Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real
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