Tiny Speck Raises Cash to Build a Massive Online Game

Tiny Speck, which was founded in 2009 by the four original members of Flickr, has raised a second round of capital from Andreessen Horowitz and Accel, totaling $10.7 million. The round precedes next week’s beta launch of the Vancouver, B.C., company’s first game. The browser-based massively multiplayer game, called Glitch, offers a goofy cartoonish underworld that evolves from a speck of dust.


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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