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Media Messaging Startup Invi Raises $3 Million

Invi, an Android-focused startup that brings multimedia HD messaging to texting, announced that it closed a $3 million seed round of funding. Participants include Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary’s A-Grade Investments, Alpha Investment, UpWest Labs and a number of angel investors. Similar to Apple’s iMessage, WhatsApp and MessageMe, Invi lets users of the app send messages between themselves for free over data and Wi-Fi.


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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