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Video Processor Elemental Technologies Raises $13 Million

Elemental Technologies, a six-year-old start-up that helps companies process and manage Web video, has raised a $13 million C round led by Norwest Venture Partners. Earlier investors General Catalyst, Voyager Capital and Steamboat Ventures, who had put $14.5 million into the company, re-upped. Elemental’s clients include Disney, Comcast and Time Warner’s HBO.


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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