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Facial Recognition Start-Up Cortica Raises $7 Million

Israeli-based facial-recognition technology start-up Cortica announced on Thursday a $7 million round of venture funding, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures and former Endemol Group CEO Ynon Kreiz. Cortica had previously raised $4 million in angel funding. The company’s commercial team will move from Israel to Manhattan, and will also open an office in Silicon Valley.


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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