Arik Hesseldahl

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Networking Startup Midokura Lands $17.3 Million Series A

Midokura, a startup focusing on software-defined networking, said today that it has landed a $17.3 million Series A round of funding led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, a public-private partnership, with NTT Venture Fund, DoCoMo Innovations and NEC Group’s Innovative Ventures Fund participating. The company also named former CTO Dan Mihai Dumitriu as its CEO. Former CEO Tatsuya Kato was named chairman. Midokura is working on what it calls an “overlay-based” network-virtualization technology.


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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