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Plain Vanilla Scores Another $2 Million for QuizUp

Plain Vanilla Games, the studio behind mobile trivia game QuizUp, has raised a $2 million extension to its earlier $2.5 million Series A. The new funding, led by Sequoia Capital and eVentures, closed before QuizUp launched earlier this month. A spokesperson said that as of Monday, the game has 1.5 million registered users and has been played 70 million times.


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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