Liz Gannes

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PlanGrid Funded for Bringing Construction Project Blueprints to iPads

PlanGrid, which makes a freemium iPad app for people working on construction projects to manage blueprints, has raised $1.1 million in seed money. Founded by two construction engineers and two software engineers, the company attracted funding from a number of Silicon Valley angels, as well as one of the first strategic investments by Box.net, after graduating from the Y Combinator program.


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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