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Another day, another pile of funding for a social marketing start-up.
Maybe cable subscribers aren’t dumping their service in favor of Netflix, Hulu, etc. But maybe they’re cutting back on HBO and Showtime. A new study says Web TV watchers are behind an eight percent drop in premium cable subs.
Yardsellr is announcing today that it has closed a $5 million Series A funding round led by Accel Partners. Harrison Metal, which is run by investor Michael Dearing and gave the social listings and transactions site seed financing last year, also participated in the round. Yardsellr says it uses “social plumbing to power all interactions between buyers and sellers, although users create listings and consummate transactions.” Welcome to eBay, Facebook-style!
Jason Hirschhorn joined MySpace a little more than a year ago as chief product officer. In February, he was put in charge of the ailing social network, along with Mike Jones. Now he’s out.