Liz Gannes

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MyFitnessPal Raises $18M to Count More Calories

Calorie counter and diet community MyFitnessPal raised $18 million in its first round of funding from backers Kleiner Perkins and Accel Partners. Though the eight-year-old company has one of the cheesier names in the biz, it is adding 1.5 million users per month and is widely integrated into other fitness-tracking tools.


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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