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HTML5 App Platform Ludei Nabs $1.5 Million in VC, Angel Funding

HTML5 app platform Ludei has received $1.5 million in funding from a group of unnamed angel investors and two Spanish venture capital firms, Kibo Ventures and Vitamina K. The San Francisco-based company’s mission is cross-platform apps that can be developed once and easily deployed to multiple mobile, social, desktop and browser app ecosystems. Ludei CEO Eneko Knorr sold his first venture, the Spanish Web-hosting company Hostalia, to Telefonica in 2007. This is Ludei’s first funding, excluding the $3 million Knorr personally put up to found the company.


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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