Peter Kafka

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Flurry, the Apps Analytics Start-Up That Enraged Steve Jobs, Raises $15 Million

Some start-ups might curl up and die when Steve Jobs singles them out for criticism. But Flurry seems to be doing okay: The app analytics company, which enraged Jobs by peering into Apple’s iPad launch plans and publishing the results, has raised another $15 million in a round led by Menlo Ventures. Existing investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, InterWest, First Round Capital and Union Square Venture re-upped, too.


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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