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RRE Ventures, Ron Conway, And Founder Collective Bet $8 Million On BuzzFeed

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Making buzz happen online is an elusive enterprise, but BuzzFeed is making a business around it. The New York City startup just raised an $8 million series B financing, led by RRE Ventures. Ron Conway (via SV Angel) and Chris Dixon (via Founder Collective) also invested. BuzzFeed previously raised...
RRE Ventures, Ron Conway, And Founder Collective Bet $8 Million On BuzzFeed
PandoMonthly with Tony Hsieh Post-Event Recap

HERE ARE HENRY BLODGET’S 5 BEST ZINGERS FROM TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT

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We tried to find a picture of Mr. Blodget with a puppy but could not. Guys, Henry Blodget is mad entertaining. He is especially entertaining when he gets going on the subject of new media and its best/worst practices. The man charged into his mid-morning TechCrunch Disrupt panel on the...
HERE ARE HENRY BLODGET’S 5 BEST ZINGERS FROM TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT

The Technical Genius Behind Huffington Post, Paul Berry, Tells Us What It's Like Running Two New Startups

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Want to hear from top startups like Fab.com and Lot18? And NY's top investors? Join 800 innovation junkies at the Startup conference on May 3, 2012! Register now!A few months ago, the respected CTO of Huffington Post, Paul Berry, left AOL to start his own company, Rebel Mouse. While he's...
The Technical Genius Behind Huffington Post, Paul Berry, Tells Us What It's Like Running Two New Startups
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti

BuzzFeed Has A Pinteresting Predicament

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BuzzFeed is a great source for cute animals photos.  If you want to see the 25 happiest animals in the world or adorable pictures of rabbit bathtime, it's a must read. The Atlantic wondered where all of the troubled otters and pretentious horses come from after noting that only two...
BuzzFeed Has A Pinteresting Predicament

BuzzFeed Is Now Valued At ~ $200 Million, But Investors Think It Has Billion-Dollar Potential

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BuzzFeed, a media company that makes viral content, announced a $19.3 million fundraise this morning. Last January, it announced a $15.5 million round, and it has raised $46.3 million to date. Sources familiar with the company say last year's financing valued BuzzFeed between $100 million and $120 million, and the...
BuzzFeed Is Now Valued At ~ $200 Million, But Investors Think It Has Billion-Dollar Potential

Buzzfeed Launches In The U.K.

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I say old chap, did you see 50 Shades of Prince Charles on Buzzfeed this morning? Buzzfeed, the meme network that hosts a vertical in just about every subject imaginable--and is Fast Company's third most innovative social media firm in our MIC 2013 list, has launched a U.K. website....
Buzzfeed Launches In The U.K.
BuzzFeed’s Peretti: Design engaging ads made for sharing

Best Tech Events This Week (Ideas NYC, NY Tech Meetup, Digital Health Accelerator Demo Day, Investor Feedback Forum, GoGreen, Innovating for the Connected TV)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. Last week...
Best Tech Events This Week (Ideas NYC, NY Tech Meetup, Digital Health Accelerator Demo Day, Investor Feedback Forum, GoGreen, Innovating for the Connected TV)

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

The BuzzFeed Doctrine

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The BuzzFeed Doctrine: After reading this, I must say that I have a lot of respect for not only what BuzzFeed is going after, but how they're going about it. My favorite part is about respecting the readers. It's amazing how many sites/publications fail to adhere to this simple and...
The BuzzFeed Doctrine

17 Very Cute Pygmy Goats That Look Like Scarlett Johansson in Jonah Peretti's BuzzFeed Strategy Memo

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BuzzFeed's founder gives away all the secrets to his company's success. Unfortunately, it was 63 percent luck....
17 Very Cute Pygmy Goats That Look Like Scarlett Johansson in Jonah Peretti's BuzzFeed Strategy Memo

21 Jonah Peretti Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Buzzfeed

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Last night, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post cofounder Jonah Peretti sat down with Pando’s Sarah Lacy to talk virality, humans vs. robots, and why deep down we’re all just teenage girls. Here are 21 of his best quotes:. 1. On viral content: “You can explain it in one sentence and get...
21 Jonah Peretti Quotes That Will Restore Your Faith in Buzzfeed

BuzzFeed's strategy

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BuzzFeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company’s strategy and progress. I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission. This isn’t just the usual cheerleading email – there is a real...
BuzzFeed's strategy

BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline

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Facebook’s Timeline is a cool idea, but as a representation of my life, it doesn’t have much to say about my experiences before 2004. Now, in its own small way, viral content site BuzzFeed is trying to change that. Specifically, it’s adding buttons in a few posts to take advantage...
BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline
BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Explains If You Don't Like Cute Animal Pics (Hence BuzzFeed), You're Not Human
Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti: Going Viral Is About Keeping It Simple

Tomorrow: The Guardian’s Activate Summit arrives in New York City

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It’s clear the Internet is changing our lives, oftentimes faster than we can see. But how is the openness of the Internet shaping our future? How is its innate interconnectedness affecting businesses, media and the way human beings think and interact? It’s these questions and more that will be explored...
Tomorrow: The Guardian’s Activate Summit arrives in New York City

Branch Rethinks The Social Cliches That Wrack Twitter And Facebook

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The conversation-engine backed by Evan Williams and Jonah Peretti unveils a redesign today, and Co.Design talks with the principals about the big ideas behind it....
Branch Rethinks The Social Cliches That Wrack Twitter And Facebook

2012 Silicon Alley 100: 1-100

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Back to the Silicon Alley 100 >> Mike & Kass Lazerow, Jeff Ragovin Rony Kahan, Paul Forster Dan Loeb Steve Hafner, Paul English Jon Oringer Dan Porter, Garrett Peek Kenny Herman, Wiley Cerilli Artie Minson, Tim Armstrong Perry Chen, Charles Adler, Yancey Strickler Howard Lerman, Brian Distelburger & Wendi Sturgis...
2012 Silicon Alley 100: 1-100

Tumblr continues its quest for original content, sending out a call for paid freelancers

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More than any other social network, Tumblr has blurred the line between what a media company does and what a technology company does. Or, to piggyback on a metaphor of Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti, Tumblr both drives the trains and owns the railroad tracks.  Sure, Twitter and Facebook have journalism managers...
Tumblr continues its quest for original content, sending out a call for paid freelancers
Daniel Ek, Chris Sacca, Kevin Systrom and More: This Fall's Three-City, Seven-Mogul PandoMonthly Line Up

Disrupting Media: ‘Where Do We Go Now That We’ve Won?’ With Henry Blodget, Jonah Peretti And Gabe Rivera

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In a world where Instagram is worth more than the New York Times, old media is no longer dying, it’s dead. Instead, in its wake, we’ve got the Wild West: A chaotic morass of never-ending slideshows, puny WordPress blogs breaking big time news (and selling for tens of millions) and...
Disrupting Media: ‘Where Do We Go Now That We’ve Won?’ With Henry Blodget, Jonah Peretti And Gabe Rivera

What Websites Do You Like? New Twitter Tool Will Tell You

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The Website Taste Predictor is a new Twitter tool that analyzes your Twitter account in order to recommend websites you would like. The project uses Twitter's OAuth authentication protocol to access your Twitter account so you don't have to enter in your username and password in order to try it...
What Websites Do You Like? New Twitter Tool Will Tell You

IPO? What IPO? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Today

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Rather than bombard you with 2478325 stories on the day’s developments, we’ll be compiling all the news, analysis and hair-on-fire insanity of Facebook’s Big Day right here. (You’ve already read the book, right?) Check back for updates. Pre-Opening Bell: The troops gathered at Facebook’s Menlo Park Office last night...
IPO? What IPO? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Today

Booting Up: Engineer Doe Edition

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(flickr.com/photos/sanchom) Has Turntable.fm lost its groove? [Inc.] Americans are uneasy about paying with their phones [Bits] Looks like Digg is done as The Washington Post acq-hires its tech team [AllThingsD] The total value of Y Combinator companies that have been acquired, shut down or raised funding is $7.78 billion [Forbes] Jonah Peretti...
Booting Up: Engineer Doe Edition

Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room

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Photographers will soon be the most valuable people in the newsroom, and it won't be long before they put writers out of jobs. Why? Because, when you're on the go, the easiest stories to consume, create or share aren't text based. They're photo based. As TechCrunch's MG Sigler just wrote,...
Photographers Will Soon Be The Most Valuable People In The News Room

Lerer Ventures Is Raising $30 M. for Its Third Seed-Stage VC Fund in Two Years

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Jordan Cooper, left, and Ben Lerer (Photo: via The Pitch) Roughly a year-and-a-half after closing its second $25 million seed stage fund, Lerer Ventures is in the processing of raising money for a third. An SEC filing, first noted by TechCrunch, says the size of the round is $30 million. Although the...
Lerer Ventures Is Raising $30 M. for Its Third Seed-Stage VC Fund in Two Years

Biz Stone's Jelly: what could the Twitter founder's mysterious new product do?

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He's built a career out of creating new projects, and now he's set his sights on something new. Tell us what you think he's up toBiz Stone, the 39-year-old blogging pioneer and co-founder of Twitter, has announced plans for a new startup. It's called Jelly, but beyond that, the rest...
Biz Stone's Jelly: what could the Twitter founder's mysterious new product do?
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