Liz Gannes

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Eventbrite Makes Its First Acquisitions: Lanyrd and Eventioz

Online ticketing company Eventbrite has acquired its Latin American competitor Eventioz as well as the conference directory site Lanyrd. Terms weren’t disclosed, but both startups had raised less than $1.5 million in funding. Eventbrite recently brought on an additional $60 million from Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price for acquisitions (these are its first) and other expansions.


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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