Peter Kafka

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NBC U’s Peacock Equity Bets on Voice Chat Start-Up Vivox

Peacock Equity, the joint venture investment fund co-owned by GE Capital and NBC Universal, has invested $2 million in Vivox, which sells “voice chat services for social applications”–i.e., games, virtual worlds, etc. Other investors in the Boston-based company include Benchmark Capital, Canaan Partners, GrandBanks Capital and IDG Ventures. Related question: What becomes of Peacock once the Comcast deal goes through?


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald