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Crowdsourcing Ad Maker Poptent Raises $5.5 Million From MK Capital

Poptent, which produces video advertising by farming out assignments to a network of 50,000 semi-pro producers, has raised a $5.5 million round led by MK Capital. The VC also led Poptent’s $3 million round in 2010; the company says it has paid out $5 million to its contributors since 2008.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”