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Tracking 50M people, Newsle nabs $1.65M in funding to help keep you informed of your social contacts

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Newsle, a news discovery service, announced that it has raised a $1.65 million Series A round of funding. The investment was led by Advance Publications, the parent company of Condé Nast Traveler and Reddit. With this new funding, Newsle says that it will focus on building out its team and grow...
Tracking 50M people, Newsle nabs $1.65M in funding to help keep you informed of your social contacts

What media companies could learn from a student newspaper

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It’s become obvious by now that many newspaper companies are struggling when it comes to making the transformation from print to digital. Shutting down the print version on certain days — as Advance Publications and Canada’s Postmedia have recently done with many of their titles — and putting up...
What media companies could learn from a student newspaper

Discovery Startup Newsle Raises $1.65 Million

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Newsle, a news discovery startup, announced Monday it had raised a $1.65 million Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by American City Business Journals, a subsidiary of Advance Publications, with participation from Maveron, DFJ, Transmedia Capital, and angels investors Launny Steffens and Rockwell Schnabel. Newsle lets...
Discovery Startup Newsle Raises $1.65 Million

Reddit's Funding Round is For Real, And It's Only For Angels

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If you have a year like the one Reddit had last year — the kind of year where the President of the United States stops to by to court your audience – it makes perfect sense to follow that up by raising money. But the Reddit crew seems to delight in...
Reddit's Funding Round is For Real, And It's Only For Angels

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has cashed out the majority of his stake in the company. Thiel sold off 20.6 million shares at an average price of about $20, and is holding on to 5.6 million shares. Aswath Damodaran, the valuation guru, says he will...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Newspapers go all-in for copyright fight against clipping service

Condé Nast Gobbles Up Grocery and Recipe App ZipList

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Si Newhouse, CEO of Advance Publications Looks like Condé is starting to put that $500 million digital war chest to good use. Today, the media conglomerate purchased grocery list and recipe organizing app ZipList, to the tune of $14 million, reported AllThingsD. As we previously reported, Condé is no stranger to...
Condé Nast Gobbles Up Grocery and Recipe App ZipList

Print dies a little more as Postmedia announces cuts

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The decline of print seems to be picking up speed. Just days after U.S. media conglomerate Advance Publications introduced production cuts and layoffs at the New Orleans Times-Picayune and several of its Alabama newspapers, Canada’s Postmedia chain announced on Monday that it is cutting production at several of its...
Print dies a little more as Postmedia announces cuts

Visible Measure, the Web Video Tracker Turned Web Video Ad Network, Raises $21 Million

allthingsd.com
If you pay attention to Web video, you’ve probably heard of Visible Measures: They’re the analytics company that tells you about Apple’s most popular ads, or which politician is going viral on YouTube. But Visible Measures makes money doing something else. For the last year, it has been running a...
Visible Measure, the Web Video Tracker Turned Web Video Ad Network, Raises $21 Million

Profits aren’t the only consideration for newspapers

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It might make sense for some newspapers in some cities to quickly switch to digital. It doesn’t make sense in New Orleans. FORTUNE — One of the challenges of discussing the besieged newspaper business is that it’s not like just any business, or it shouldn’t be. There is a...
Profits aren’t the only consideration for newspapers

AmEx, Conde Nast Back The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway

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Back in November, we wrote that Rent The Runway, a Netflix for designer clothes, accessories and jewelry, had raised $20 million in funding led by Condé Nast Publications, with Bain Capital Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. participating. The company is announcing an additional $4.4 million...
AmEx, Conde Nast Back The Netflix For Designer Clothes, Rent The Runway
Funding daily: Pay off your credit card debt
Social marketing platform Unified gets more Yammer-like

Reddit's Owner Says It Doesn't Manage Reddit

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“Reddit was spun off a year ago, and it operates as an independent company. Conde Nast has no involvement in the management of Reddit.” –Advance.net chairman Steven Newhouse, in response to a query from All Things Digital regarding today’s Gawker story about Reddit and a user described as “The Biggest...
Reddit's Owner Says It Doesn't Manage Reddit

The hard truth: Newspaper monopolies are gone forever

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As newspaper companies like Advance Publications attempt to wean themselves away from a reliance on print — a transition that almost every mainstream publisher will likely have to emulate at some point — the full implications of this disruption are starting to become obvious. One is that a digital...
The hard truth: Newspaper monopolies are gone forever
Advance Publications buys Seattle digital agency POP

Conde Nast Goes Shopping, Spends $14 Million on ZipList

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Conde Nast hasn’t gone shopping for digital assets for several years. But that’s changing now: The magazine publisher has just picked up ZipList, a shopping list/recipe planner. Conde wouldn’t disclose a purchase price but people familiar with the transaction tell me it’s around $14 million. That number includes earnouts for...
Conde Nast Goes Shopping, Spends $14 Million on ZipList

What happens when a newspaper is just another digital voice?

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The fact that print is declining as a medium for journalism, and that newspapers are going to have to deal with that in a variety of ways, was brought home with a thud recently when Advance Publications and Postmedia announced they would no longer print some of their papers...
What happens when a newspaper is just another digital voice?

WOOHOO! A Giant Magazine Publisher Just Dropped $10 Million On This Startup

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Unified, whose software is used by brands and ad agencies to buy, manage, and measure how ads perform on social networks, just raised $10 million from Advance Publications, the owner of magazine publisher Condé Nast. The startup also pulled in another $4 million from Silicon Valley Bank, for a total...
WOOHOO! A Giant Magazine Publisher Just Dropped $10 Million On This Startup

Why Reddit Is Betting On Original Content

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The "80s cliché is that video killed the radio star. Now it's quickly killing other priorities as a growing number of media concerns put greater focus on original programming, all in a quest for higher CPMs. Some are new players. Consider Reddit, for example.Nearly two years after its split from Condé...
Why Reddit Is Betting On Original Content

Now Old Media Wants In On Facebook Marketing, Too: Conde Nast Parent Advance Invests Takes a Flier On Unified

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And here’s even more money for Facebook marketing: Unified, a year-old startup that helps companies buy and manage social ad campaigns, has raised $14 million. What’s particularly interesting here is the company that accounted for $10 million of the round — Conde Nast’s parent company Advance Publications. The money for...
Now Old Media Wants In On Facebook Marketing, Too: Conde Nast Parent Advance Invests Takes a Flier On Unified
Why I admire the OC Register, even though I disagree with almost everything they are doing

Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

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(Source: Flickr.com/kinopix) Seems like the folks over at Reddit don't take too kindly to spammers. The Daily Dot reports that at least five news source domains, including some media heavyweights like The Atlantic and Businessweek, have been banned from Reddit. That doesn't just mean employees at those companies can't post links--it means...
Reddit Flat-Out Banning Domains for Spamming, Including Businessweek and The Atlantic

Former Yahoo Ad Exec Takes COO Job at Nanigans

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Marc Grabowski — one of the first high-ranking sales execs to leave Yahoo after the arrival of new CEO Marissa Mayer — has taken a new job as COO of Nanigans, a Boston-based Facebook performance marketing company specializing in e-commerce and online gaming. Grabowski was VP of North America media...
Former Yahoo Ad Exec Takes COO Job at Nanigans

Eyeing international growth, Gigya raises $15.3M

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Gigya, a startup that provides businesses with a suite of tools to make their sites more social, announced today that it had raised $15.3 million in new funding from Condé Nast’s parent company Advance Publications, Mayfield Fund, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and Adobe. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company reported that...
Eyeing international growth, Gigya raises $15.3M

Here's How Reddit Survived And Thrived

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For years, Reddit, the social-news site, languished as an obscure subsidiary of Advance Publications, the owner of magazine publisher Condé Nast. Now it's hot, hosting a live Q&A with the most powerful man in the world, David Carr notes in the New York Times. But President Barack Obama is just the...
Here's How Reddit Survived And Thrived
Reddit raising venture financing? It would be crazy not to
Gigya, the startup that adds social to brand name apps, gets $15.3M

Reddit courts influential Silicon Valley investors

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Site exploits boost in profile following its Obama Q&A, as part of funding round valuing company at $400mSocial news site Reddit has been courting influential Silicon Valley investors as part of a funding round that values the company at $400m, TechCrunch reports.Exploiting a boost in its profile after President Obama...
Reddit courts influential Silicon Valley investors

No, giving away the news doesn't mean lower-quality journalism

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Amid all the heated debates over whether paywalls and subscription models are the solution to the ongoing disruption of traditional media, one argument resurfaces again and again — namely, that a free or advertising-supported news model is inherently incompatible with high-quality journalism. Dean Starkman, writing at the Columbia Journalism Review,...
No, giving away the news doesn't mean lower-quality journalism
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