Peter Kafka

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Buzzfeed Raises $15 Million to Make More Buzzy Content

News aggregator/newsmaker Buzzfeed has raised a $15.5 million C round led by New Enterprise Associates. The New York-based site, run by Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti, also features HuffPo co-founder Ken Lerer as investor and chairman, and former HuffPo sales boss Greg Coleman has joined as a board advisor. The site recently signaled its intent to generate more of its own content, designed to be flung around users’ social networks, by hiring Politico blogger Ben Smith to beef up its editorial ranks.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus