Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Rise Of The Robots Or Extinction Event
Pleo - the extremely cute, extremely desirable and apparently extremely popular at the checkouts robotic dinosaur - has been a massive sales success, but still hasn't done enough to save its maker, Ugobe, from bankruptcy. That's a shame, but if sales of 100k+ aren't enough to keep the company trading then you have to wonder what's been going on over there... too many executive bonuses, too heavy a development cost or just incompetent management? Its not like the Pleo was underpriced at £230...
Whatever the tuth this is bad, bad news, following on so closely that of OQO's troubles... let's hope someone buys the tech and keeps churning out intelligent, learning robots... before the whole niche becomes swamped with toys.
Posted by elbowz at 20:46