Liz Gannes

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Hearsay Social Raises $18M to Help Big Brands Get Social Locally

Just five months after launching, Hearsay Social has raised $18 million in Series B funding led by NEA and including Sequoia Capital for its social media products addressing large brands with local presences. The company also launched new features including a tracker for “rogue pages” that illicitly represent a company’s brand. Hearsay’s largest customer contingents are in retail, financial services and direct sales.


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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