Liz Gannes

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Kik Raises $19.5M for Mobile Messaging Platform

While global mobile messaging app leader WhatsApp told us last week at D: Dive Into Mobile that it had no plans to build a broader platform, competitor Kik Interactive is betting all its chips on becoming a platform. And the company just got some more chips — $19.5 million in Series B funding led by Foundation Capital.


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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