The Saga Of Jibo

A couple of days ago, in a somewhat-obscure corner of Reddit, a little community posted the news. The day they had been waiting for, for more than three years, had arrived. Jibo was about to be shipped. This was a much more low-key announcement — distributed via email — for a company that had benefited from over $70m of funding: and it’s been met with skepticism. To understand why, you really need to know the whole Jibo saga.

In July 2014 — not for the first time — the tech world was hit by a really slick advert