Liz Gannes

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Andreessen Horowitz Gives $22M to Flirting Site Skout

Skout, a social discovery start-up, has raised $22 million from Andreessen Horowitz. The smartphone app for flirting with nearby people has seen strong international adoption, though it isn’t sharing its total number of users. Skout used to be more like Foursquare — also backed by AH — but it got much more traction when it turned toward dating. AH also backed a flirting app called LikeALittle, which is currently revamping itself to be called Circle.


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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