Liz Gannes

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Social+Capital and Greylock Fund Health Insurance Site Simplee

Simplee, a health insurance management site that helps consumers pay bills, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by the Social+Capital Partnership and including seed investor Greylock Partners. The company, which launched last year and competes with Cake Health, said it is compatible with 80 percent of U.S. insurers, and plans to expand to large employers and health savings account banks.


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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