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Social Discovery Startup Sonar Shuts Down

Sonar, an app which helped users meet and discover “interesting people in the world” via smartphone, has closed its doors, according to CEO Brett Martin. The app, which raised around $2 million from angel and VC investors and received no shortage of press attention, was briefly popular — it had millions of installs — before languishing over time. Martin’s long post-mortem can be found on the blogging platform Medium.


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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