Liz Gannes

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Like We Said, Hailo Raises $30M Led by Union Square Ventures

We reported in December that Hailo was raising $30 million at a $140 million valuation in a round led by Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures in New York. Correction: It was actually Wilson’s partner John Buttrick. The taxi appmaker and venture capitalist disclosed the round today, saying that Hailo would soon enter markets in New York, Tokyo (home of another new investor, KDDI), Madrid and Barcelona.


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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