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Social Gifting Startup Wrapp Raises $15 Million

Wrapp, the mobile app that allows users to send and receive digital gift cards via their smartphones, announced on Thursday it had raised $15 million in its Series B venture round. Participation in the round included existing contributors Greylock Partners, Atomico and Creandum, as well as new investors American Express, Qualcomm Ventures and SEB Private Equity. Wrapp CEO Hjalmar Winbladh told AllThingsD that the company plans to use the new funds to continue expansion, including staffing up its San Francisco office.


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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