Liz Gannes

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Micro-Social Apps Team Up: Pair Acquires Cupple and Becomes Couple

Some consolidation happening in the private-mobile-apps-for-romantic-couples space — an idea that sounds nice, but is proving to be hard to grow. Tenthbit, which has a major $4.2 million in seed funding, acquired its competitor Cupple — which it cited as first to launch in the space — and changed its app’s name to Couple from Pair. Another competitor is Avocado.


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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