Liz Gannes

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Smarterer Wins $1.75M for Skills Quizzes

The skill-quizzing site Smarterer has raised $1.75 million in Series A funding from investors including True Ventures and Google Ventures. Smarterer’s Microsoft Excel test has been taken more than 42,000 times, and all together users have answered more than 10 million questions so far.


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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