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Small-Business Data Startup Radius Pulls in $12.4 Million

Radius, a startup that mines and aggregates data about small and medium-sized businesses for sales professionals, announced Wednesday the completion of a $12.4 million series B round of financing. American Express joined as a new investor, backed up by existing investors, including BlueRun Ventures. A spokesperson said Radius’s focus is on marketers in “business insurance, payment services, banking, credit cards [and] telecoms” who need to reach small businesses.


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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