Liz Gannes

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Bright Gets $6M for Formula for Matching Job Seekers to Job Openings

Bright has spent the past 18 months trying to create a formula that mimics and improves on the human-intensive process of sifting through resumes to find qualified candidates for a certain job. Today, the company — backed with $6 million in founder and angel funding — is making its Bright Scores available publicly for job seekers and employers. It will try to get distribution deals through existing applicant tracking software providers.


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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