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Matter Accelerator Announces First Class of Media Startups

Matter, an accelerator centered around for-profit media entrepreneurship, announced today the first six startups that will receive a $50,000 investment and three months of mentorship in San Francisco. The startups are: YouTube analytics platform ChannelMeter, news discovery app InkFold, citizen watchdog-journalism project OpenWatch, text-to-audio newsreader SpokenLayer, video playlist builder/broadcaster Station Creator, and “interactive storytelling” project Zeega. Matter’s partners and backers include the Knight Foundation, KQED and PRX. Its CEO, Corey Ford, spoke with AllThingsD in December about those partners and the accelerator’s goals.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus