Liz Gannes

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Appcelerator Buys API Connector Singly

Mobile platform company Appcelerator has bought Singly, an application programming interface integration tool that had much promise and had raised a $7 million Series A round just over a year ago, but only had a few customers (for instance, TimeHop, the nostalgic app that brings back old social media posts). Appcelerator has proven much more popular, with 500,000 mobile developers signed up. Though smaller, the deal follows other recent API startup acquisitions Parse and Mashery.


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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