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  • BuzzFeed Confirms $200M Investment From NBCUniversal

    BuzzFeed Confirms $200M Investment From NBCUniversal

    BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised $200 million from NBCUniversal. If the news sounds a little familiar, that’s because Vox Media announced a similar deal with NBCUniversal last week. At the time, Re/code (now owned by Vox) reported that BuzzFeed had received an investment of the same size, at a valuation of $1.5 billion. Read More

  • BuzzFeed Signs Partnership With Yahoo Japan

    BuzzFeed Signs Partnership With Yahoo Japan

    BuzzFeed has signed a joint venture with Yahoo Japan, which until recently was the country’s top search portal before Google gained a slight lead. Read More

  • I Can Has New CEO? Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Steps Down After 8 Years

    I Can Has New CEO? Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Steps Down After 8 Years

    After acquiring a tiny little site called I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Ben Huh took it to levels that went way further than the internet. The site, and at one time Huh himself, were a bit of a household name. Today, he has announced that he’s stepping down as CEO, to be replaced by its President and COO Scott Moore. Before there was Buzzfeed, before there was every Huffington Post… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Showcases Its Serious Side With A News App And Customizable Alerts

    BuzzFeed Showcases Its Serious Side With A News App And Customizable Alerts

    Are you the kind of person who says, “I read BuzzFeed for the news”? Do you secretly wish you didn’t have to wade through all those listsicles and quizzes to get to the serious reporting? Well, BuzzFeed’s releasing an app just for you. The company is launching a mobile app called BuzzFeed News, and at first glance, it’s pretty much what you’d expect. Unlike… Read More

  • BuzzFeed Pitches Advertisers On “Pound” Tech That Tracks A Story’s Viral Spread

    BuzzFeed Pitches Advertisers On “Pound” Tech That Tracks A Story’s Viral Spread

    BuzzFeed is known as the king of viral content, and today it’s sharing more details about a new technology showing how that content actually spreads. By using what it calls Pound (short for Process for Optimizing and Understanding Network Diffusion), BuzzFeed promises to go beyond just counting social media shares and clicks. In a blog post, BuzzFeed Publisher Dao Nguyen writes: Read More

  • BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith Says He “Blew It” By Removing Post Criticizing Dove

    BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith Says He “Blew It” By Removing Post Criticizing Dove

    You might have heard about a BuzzFeed article criticizing a “condescending” Dove ad campaign (it asked women to walk through doors marked “beautiful” and “average”) — but in the past couple of days, you wouldn’t have been able to read it on BuzzFeed. Well, now it’s back. Read More

  • Securing A Huge Growth Round Crunch Network

    Securing A Huge Growth Round

    Pitching VCs is a serious challenge at any stage, but asking for a $30-60 million check is usually the sale of a founder’s life. Convincing an investor to accept a valuation that most normal people think you’d deserve in a year’s time (at best) piles on the challenge. I’ve recently been working with a few of our portfolio companies on these kinds of deals and wanted… Read More

  • Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

    Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

    Vines just got bigger with a higher quality video upgrade today. A new post on the company blog announced a technical change that allows Vine users to upload the higher-resolution 720p HD video to the app. That’s a significant improvement from the 480p resolution. Video is increasingly viewed on mobile devices and across the web. Facebook rolled out the ability to embed video on other… Read More

  • Media Tech And Venture Capital Crunch Network

    Media Tech And Venture Capital

    “You can’t get venture capital if you’re hiring people who make content.” Of all the people least likely to say those words, Jonah Peretti, chief executive of BuzzFeed, would have to be high on the list. But Peretti is no stranger to having people say exactly that to him. Looking for investment in his startup back in 2006, Peretti found that the mere mention of the… Read More

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