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CNN to buy social media blog Mashable for $200 million+, a ‘little bird’ tells Reuters reporter

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Well, well well. A ‘little bird’ apparently informed Reuters reporter Felix Salmon that CNN is buying Mashable, a blog that covers social media-related news, a lot of lists about anything from the funniest cat videos of the day to the most pinteresting Pinterest pinboard of the hour and whatnot, often...
CNN to buy social media blog Mashable for $200 million+, a ‘little bird’ tells Reuters reporter

CNN Will Reportedly Shell Out $200 Million For Mashable

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According to a rumor reported by Reuters, CNN will buy Mashable for $200 million. Felix Salmon, the reporter on the story, says an announcement is expected for Tuesday, March 13. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »See Also:What Startups Need To Know Before...
CNN Will Reportedly Shell Out $200 Million For Mashable

Will CNN buy Mashable for $200M? (rumor)

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CNN will reportedly buy social media blog Mashable for more than $200 million, according to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon. Salmon said that a source told him that CNN will announce the deal on Tuesday. We are checking with Mashable for confirmation but are unable to confirm anything at the moment....
Will CNN buy Mashable for $200M? (rumor)

Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff

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The hot SXSW rumor is that CNN is looking to acquire Mashable for some $200 million. But right now it’s just that: a rumor. In fact we just heard from a trusted Mashable staffer that founder and CEO Pete Cashmore is denying the reports to senior level Mashable staffers. But...
Pete Cashmore Denies CNN Acquisition Rumor To Mashable Staff

Yext Raises $27M More At a $270M Valuation

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Yext, a company that helps local businesses synchronize their listings across 50 different sites, just announced that it has raised $27 million in Series E funding. Yext did not provide a valuation, but a source close to the company tells me that it was $270 million. The round was led...
Yext Raises $27M More At a $270M Valuation
Yext Spins Off Pay-Per-Call Ad Business As Felix

New Version of Amen App Unleashes Its Location Data Goodness

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‘The best and the worst of everything’ app Amen has hit ‘one Million Amens’ says the startups and is about to start releasing all the data its collected. The “Explorer Release” that is available on the Appstore as of this morning allows for a more topical browsing experience and is...
New Version of Amen App Unleashes Its Location Data Goodness

Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary

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Though not quite a replacement for Mountain View's ill-fated dictionary, this 1,240 page tome contains the first Google image search result for each word in a run-of-the-mill dictionary. With a PHP script, London-based artists Felix Heyes and Ben West scraped the image from each search and compiled an alphabetically...
Google image search results crammed into picture dictionary
The Devil in Groupon’s Details

What It's Like When Your Startup Suddenly Becomes Worth $270 Million

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Last night we got to be flies on the wall at Yext when it announced some big news to its 85 employees: Yext raised $27 million at a $270 million valuation. Investors in the Series E round include Rick Scanlon's Marker, CrunchFund and existing investors Sutter Hill Ventures, IVP and...
What It's Like When Your Startup Suddenly Becomes Worth $270 Million

VLC hits version 2.0: brings presents to all the plaforms

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Open-source friend to all the video codecs, VLC media player, has hit version 2.0, bringing with it a raft of new features across Mac OS, Windows and Unix versions. VideoLAN's also brought the player kicking and screaming into this decade with a better (read; less Windows 98-looking) makeover. The...
VLC hits version 2.0: brings presents to all the plaforms

From TC50 To A $25M Funding Round And A Spin-Off, Yext’s Howard Lerman Tells All

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Yext has been making waves of late, what with the spin-off of their original pay-per-call ad business which has been renamed Felix and the launch of their new business, PowerListings. But this is far from the beginning for Yext — the company first hit the scene way back in...
From TC50 To A $25M Funding Round And A Spin-Off, Yext’s Howard Lerman Tells All

This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary

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Created by artists Felix Heyes and Ben West, Google – “a 1240 page behemoth of JPGs, GIFs and PNGs in alphabetical order,” as described by Creative Applications, is the kind of book that every geek should have on his or her coffee table. It’s a compilation of every single Google Image result for...
This book contains the first Google image result for every word in the dictionary
A/B Testing: Why Is a Financial Times Subscription So Expensive?

New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

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FBI The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested, along with his son, on federal charges that they shut down a website advocating the mayor's recall after breaking into the online accounts of political foes. According to federal officials, Felix Roque, mayor of West New York,...
New Jersey mayor, son, arrested on charges they nuked recall website

This guy figured out how to recommend anything he wants to you on Amazon

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When you visit Amazon’s homepage, you’ve more than likely seen the recommended items that the company suggests you check out. It’s a really great way to get people into the mood of shopping when they might have just come to browse a bit. Sometimes I visit Amazon with an intent...
This guy figured out how to recommend anything he wants to you on Amazon

Felix Salmon: iTunes Pricing As A Model for Journalism

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Stephen Morse doesn’t Matter. In fact, he calls the journalism startup — whose Kickstarter campaign broke past the $100,000 level in just nine days — “Snake Oil Salesmen 2.0″ and “a scam”. And after getting a smart explanation of exactly how Matter’s business model is, he doubled down on...
Felix Salmon: iTunes Pricing As A Model for Journalism
Microsoft + Nook: It Just Got (More) Interesting …
UK artists create 'Google,' a visual dictionary made of 21,000 Google Images

The Morning Lowdown 2-6-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  First legal streaming Super Bowl a success, but audience still denied the real show (TechCrunch) »  Facebook mobile ads developing: Sponsored stories coming “within weeks” (paidContent) »  After a year, tablet daily is a struggle (NYT) »  Elizabeth...
The Morning Lowdown 2-6-12

CNN mashing up with Mashable? Not so fast

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CNN might yet end up as the owner of Mashable but it’s not imminent despite a single-source report from Felix Salmon at Reuters....
CNN mashing up with Mashable? Not so fast
Juicebox brings slick HTML5 image galleries to iOS
Amen gets major feature boost and new investors

Facebook Stock Crash Destroys The Market For Pre-IPO Stock (FB, ZNGA)

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During the three or so years leading up to the Facebook IPO, some thing important happened to the startup and financial industries.  As late stage startups like Facebook and Twitter delayed their IPOs, early employees and investors seeking to cash out found a new way to get it: by...
Facebook Stock Crash Destroys The Market For Pre-IPO Stock (FB, ZNGA)

Sorry Felix Salmon, But You're Wrong About Tech IPOs

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Felix Salmon, the king of financial bloggers, has a big story in Wired this month about tech IPOs. We were excited because Felix is a very smart guy and company financing is one of the things we think a lot about and have written about.   Felix points out...
Sorry Felix Salmon, But You're Wrong About Tech IPOs

Happy Sixth Birthday, Twitter

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Twitter’s still in its honeymoon period, but that won’t last forever. At some point, it’s going to be less of a wunderkammer, and more of a regrettable necessity. – Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon, in an article entitled “Why Twitter will get more annoying”...
Happy Sixth Birthday, Twitter

Pioneers Festival Plans To Pit Europe Against The US

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A brief interlude to mention a good event coming up in Europe later this year that we think will add something to the community here. The Pioneers Festival is in Vienna on 29-31st of October, at the Hofburg Imperial palace. It’s aimed at 2,500 visitors and will host a main...
Pioneers Festival Plans To Pit Europe Against The US

Rumor: CNN to buy Mashable for $200 million

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A rumor has circulated as SXSW that CNN is getting ready to acquire Mashable.com for $200 million. Reuters blogger Felix Salmon has posted a quick report saying that he had been told by ëa little birdyí that CNN is on the verge of purchasing the social media blog. According to...
Rumor: CNN to buy Mashable for $200 million

The Morning Lowdown 2-13-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Quality vs quantity online (Felix Salmon, Reuters) »  Content Everywhere But Not A Drop To Drink (Paris Lemon) »  I’m So, So Sorry. Here’s My Belly. Now Please Move On. (Uncrunched) »  Pinterest: Is It A Facebook Or...
The Morning Lowdown 2-13-12

Will 'Matter' Matter? Startup Proposes New Model For Long-Form Journalism

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Over the last couple of weeks, there has been growing buzz about Matter, a startup that is proposing a new business model for long-form science journalism and is raising funds on Kickstarter. Their approach is fairly straightforward: each week, they will produce one piece of ultra-high-quality journalism on a science...
Will 'Matter' Matter? Startup Proposes New Model For Long-Form Journalism
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