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Wi-Fi Speaker Makers Aether, Beep Shut Down Quietly | Variety

Thu Nov 12 13:10:16 EST 2015 | Variety
There’s a saying among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs: Making hardware is hard. As it turns out, making hardware that competes with products from much bigger companies is even harder. That’s a lesson that two San Francisco-based connected audio startups learned the hard way over the last couple of weeks. Aether Things, which debuted its Cone smart loudspeaker in early 2014, quietly laid off its remaining staff and closed operations in September, Variety has learned. And Beep Devices, which in..


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