Maker of Chromebook Pixel video says it's real. But is he?

by Casey Newton


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At CNET this week I took a look at the strange case of Victor Koch, whose company is believed to be behind the unusually realistic video that purports to show a new, touchscreen Chromebook:

Koch says both he and co-founder Benjamin Pleuger worked at Google before moving on to Slinky, which could help to explain the link between the companies. Still: a 2-year-old company, with no known investors, simultaneously tackling crowd-sourced how-to pages, Chrome themes, video advertisements, and mobile application development?

If true, Slinky is like no other startup on earth.