Jason Del Rey

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Eric Schmidt’s VC Fund Backs Former Googlers’ Retail Tech Startup Index in $7 Million Round

Retail software startup Index, which aims to give retailers a better idea of who’s shopping in their stores and shoppers a more personalized experience, has raised a $7 million Series A investment round from Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Khosla Ventures. The San Francisco-based startup was founded by former Google Wallet execs Jonathan Wall and Marc Freed-Finnegan.


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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