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DataSift Closes $15 Million Round in VC Funding

Social analytics company Datasift announced on Tuesday morning it had closed a $15 million dollar round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Northgate Capital and Daher Ventures. This is the second round raised by the start-up in 2012 alone, having already closed a $7.2 million round in May. DataSift was named one of Twitter’s “Certified Partners” in August, a small group of companies anointed by the microblogging service as some of the best third-party handlers of Twitter data.


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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