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Social Photo Startup Chute Raises $7 Million

Photo collection startup Chute raised a $7 million round of venture funding, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Foundry Group; existing investors Freestyle Capital and U.S. Venture Partners also participated. Chute lets companies grab photos from social networks and incorporate the visuals into their websites and apps. Sounds sorta similar to what Instagram could do someday soon, no?


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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