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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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There’s a lot of attention and PR around Marissa, but their product lineup just kind of blows.

— Om Malik on Bloomberg TV, talking about Yahoo, the September issue of Vogue Magazine, and our overdependence on Google