Jonah Peretti

Group Nine Media forms a SPAC to fund acquisitions

Group Nine Media — which owns Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, Seeker and PopSugar — is the latest company to form a SPAC, according to a filing with the SEC. These blank-check corporations, as they

Following its acquisition by BuzzFeed, HuffPost shuts down its Brazil and India editions

HuffPost is becoming part of BuzzFeed, but HuffPost India and HuffPost Brasil will not be making the transition — both sites are shutting down today. “Today is @huffpostIndia’s last day,&#82

Daily Crunch: Verizon sells HuffPost to BuzzFeed

HuffPost has a new owner, Facebook says its misinformation-fighting AI is getting smarter and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for November 19, 2020. The big story: Verizon sells H

BuzzFeed acquires HuffPost

HuffPost has a new owner, with its current parent company Verizon Media reaching an agreement to sell the site to BuzzFeed. The Wall Street Journal broke the news and described this as a stock deal.

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 reporte

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 th

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 o

BuzzFeed Founder Jonah Peretti Chats About The Future Of Media, How Weird Our Kids Will Be

I took a few minutes to sit down with Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed, at TechCrunch Disrupt NY today. I wanted to ask him about how we, as humans, were changing due to new pressures on our brains

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Explains If You Don’t Like Cute Animal Pics (Hence BuzzFeed), You’re Not Human

I want to marry Jonah Peretti. Why? Because he just found a way to rationalize why we look at hundreds of pictures of kittens each day on the Internet during his keynote at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013.

Jonah Peretti: Sex Is A Lot More Popular Than Jesus On Google

Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti took the stage to talk to the audience about how content works on the Internet: What sells, what gets shared and why. Peretti, a journalist, pr

BuzzFeed Founder Jonah Peretti: On The Social Web, EQ Matters More Than IQ

In a world of Facebook and social sharing, having heart is more important than being smart, according to BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, Peretti discussed the difference betw

Five Rules For How To Make Things Go Viral (TCTV)

<img src=""/> Making things go viral on the Internet is an elusive art, one that Jonah Peretti has studied and tried to perfect for more