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  • Crunch Report | New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Phones

    Samsung releases its new phones the S8 and S8+, pet-sitting companies Rover and DogVacay merge, Lyft launches Lyft Shuttle, a new feature that works like a bus route, and five reasons why BuzzFeed is going public. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • BuzzFeed could be going public in 2018

    BuzzFeed could be going public in 2018

    Media company BuzzFeed is trying to do the impossible by creating a new public media company today. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and Axios, the company is working on an initial public offering for 2018. Read More

  • Should Snap buy Twitter?

    Should Snap buy Twitter?

    The idea might not be as dumb as you think (or maybe it is). Read More

  • Zuckerberg says he’s not currently planning to run for president

    Zuckerberg says he’s not currently planning to run for president

    Speculation that Facebook CEO Mark  Zuckerberg could run for president has been brewing in recent weeks. His personal goal for 2017 is speaking with people from all 50 states. He fought to stop government service from being considered a voluntary company resignation. And on top of all that, he’s been distancing himself from atheism. Though these signs scream politically… Read More

  • BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

    BuzzFeed hires Gilad Lotan as VP of data science

    BuzzFeed has a new vice president leading its data science team. Gilad Lotan has a long résumé in the field, having most recently served as chief data scientist at New York-based startup studio Betaworks, and before that working in data-related roles at SocialFlow, Microsoft and Endemol. Publisher Dao Nguyen told me that this is a new role at BuzzFeed — the closest equivalent being… Read More

  • Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed

    Yep, NBCUniversal has invested another $200M in BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed just announced that it has raised another $200 million from NBCUniversal. That might sound a little familiar, since the company raised a round of the same size last year. Plus, Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was doubling down, and the news seemed to be confirmed by a Delaware filing. The funding release points to past collaborations between the two companies, like… Read More

  • Crunch Report | FanDuel and DraftKings Merge

    The FanDuel and DraftKings merger is confirmed, Amazon Prime Video goes global, Apple is looking into U.S. manufacturing, BuzzFeed is raising a $200 million Series G flat round and Sesame Street’s VC invests in Yup. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round

    BuzzFeed authorizes $200 million flat round

    A Delaware filing has confirmed that BuzzFeed authorized $200 million in Series G financing. At $45.04, this is the same share price as their round last year, which valued the digital media company at $1.5 billion. Recode reported last month that NBCUniversal was talking about making another investment and it’s possible that this is what the filing is in reference to. The filing does… Read More

  • Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab

    Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab

    What’s a media company doing making stuffed animals that can read your emotions? Figuring out the future, apparently. Received wisdom in business is that young companies innovate so naturally they don’t need help or special programs to foster innovation. So when a young media business like BuzzFeed starts an innovation “lab,” it feels something like a college… Read More

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