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Luminate Raises $10.7M in New Funding, Adds Image App Store

Luminate, the Silicon Valley start-up aimed at making digital images interactive, said it had raised $10.7 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Nokia Growth Partners and also including existing investors. It also said it was launching an Image App Store to “provide a central location for publishers to browse and choose the specific image apps they wish to leverage for their sites.”


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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