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Social Shopping Engine The Fancy Raises $10 Million From French Fashion Giant PPR

The Fancy, one of a slew of start-ups trying to marry shopping with social … stuff, has found a deep-pocketed fan. French fashion conglomerate PPR — the people behind brands like Gucci and Alexander McQueen — is pouring $10 million into the start-up, reports Betabeat. Here’s a reminder, from a year ago, about what founder Joe Einhorn is trying to do.


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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