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Keek Raises $7 Million, Fueling the Social Mobile Video App Frenzy

Add another “Instagram of video” app to the bandwagon. Keek, a smartphone-based social video application, announced on Tuesday that it raised $7 million in a second round of financing. Led by Cranson Capital Securities with participation from Pinetree Capital and Whitecap Venture Partners, the round brings the amount raised for Keek to a total of $12 million, which the company says will be spent on scaling. Best of luck in differentiating from your competitors, Keek.

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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