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Social Startup Urturn Raises $13.4 Million, Launches Mobile App

Urturn, the London-based social startup focused heavily on the music and entertainment industry, announced Wednesday that it raised $13.4 million in venture capital. The round was led by Balderton Capital, which contributed more than $10 million, with participation from Debiopharm Group. The startup also launched an iOS mobile app, and is working to incorporate more personalized actions created by select developers through Urturn’s API, currently in private beta.


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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