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MAR 24, 2015 - Nieman Journalism Lab

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A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?

Last August, when BuzzFeed announced a new $50 million round of venture capital investment, a lot of journalists heard a new phrase for the first time: distributed content. The company announced it would be spending some of that new money to start a new division, BuzzFeed Distributed, which it described as a team of 20...

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MAR 18, 2015 - Business Insider

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Playbuzz, the Israeli startup crushing all other publishers on Facebook, just raised $16 million

Playbuzz, the most shared website on Facebook according to NewsWhip, announced Wednesday it has raised a $16 million funding round. The Series B round was led by venture capital fund 83North, with additional funding from Saban Capital, and existing investors Carmel Ventures and FirstTime Ventures. That brings the three-year-old company's total funding to date up to $19.8 million, according to ...

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MAR 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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British cyber-security firm Darktrace secures $18 million funding

Darktrace, a British cyber-security firm backed by former Autonomy boss Mike Lynch, said on Wednesday it had raised $18 million from venture capitalists to expand in Asia Pacific. Investors Talis Capital and Hoxton Ventures joined Lynch's Invoke Capital in a funding round that values the company at $80 million, it said. Darktrace uses advanced machine learning and mathematics developed at ...

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MAR 17, 2015 - Business Insider

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Warby Parker has taken on a relationship with Goldman Sachs

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Warby Parker has denied that the company has hired Goldman Sachs. A source close to this matter has told Business Insider that Warby Parker has not technically hired Goldman Sachs, but does indeed have a relationship with the bank.------------ The New York eyewear startup Warby Parker is exploring its options to raise money, according to sources.  Multiple ...

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MAR 17, 2015 - Business Insider

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Warby Parker has hired Goldman Sachs

The New York eyewear startup Warby Parker is exploring its options to raise money, according to sources.  Multiple sources have told Business Insider that the company is working with Goldman Sachs. One source says Warby is considering filing for an IPO under the Jobs Act. However, the online eyewear company could still raise more private capital in a market in which ...

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