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Social Startup ShareThis Raises $23 Million

ShareThis, maker of social sharing buttons for websites, announced Wednesday that it raised $23 million in its series C funding round, led by Deutsche Telekom’s VC arm, T-Venture. Other participants in the round were Harbourton and Fifth Third Capital, as well as a number of existing investors, including Blue Chip Venture Company, DFJ and Illinois Ventures. ShareThis also announced the acquisition of Socialize, a small startup aimed at adding social features to mobile apps.


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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