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Kickstarter Raises $600K for Web Comic, but ‘Ashes’ Is Threatened

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

Crowd-funding, the technical term for fund-raising sites like Kickstarter.com, has been an increasingly popular way for cartoonists to raise money to publish independent comic and graphic novel projects. While Kickstarter has just hit a new high...
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Polar Mobile Raises $6 Million For HTML5-Based Publishing Platform, MediaEverywhere

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-23

Polar Mobile, a digital media platform provider that builds apps for some of the biggest media companies, today announced it has secured an additional $6 million in funding. The new round, led by growth equity firm Georgian Partners, joins more than...
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Sarah Lacy’s PandoDaily launches with $2.5 million in funding

GigaOM – 2012-01-16

Sarah Lacy, a book author and a veteran journalist (and most recently with TechCrunch) is launching PandoDaily, a daily technology news blog focused on startups and the startup ecosystem. The company is being funded by a $2.5 million investment from...
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Library cuts halted in Somerset

The Bookseller – 2012-01-12

A series of funding cuts to libraries in Somerset has been halted, after the High Court found...
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BBC World Service to run ads on some websites and radio stations

Guardian – 2012-01-05

BBC Trust approves plan after government asked World Service to generate £3m from commercial activities by 2013/2014The BBC Trust has approved plans to run advertising on a number of BBC World Service websites as well as in radio broadcasts for the...
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Outbrain raises $35M for content discovery platform

GigaOM – 2011-12-14

Outbrain, a content discovery platform that helps online publishers drive engagement, has raised $35 million in a Series D round led by Index Ventures with participation from existing investors Carmel Ventures and Lightspeed Venture Partners. That...
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Oh the irony! Readers launch campaign to save a newspaper on Facebook

Guardian – 2011-12-06

I attended a breakfast lecture this morning - at the Savoy, since you ask - about the ongoing transition from print to online. I accepted the Chatham House rules so I can't go into details.However, the excellent speaker illustrated how, if...
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American Public Media Acquires Journalism Crowdfunding Service

AdWeek – 2011-12-01

Spot.us, an experiment in using community donations to fund journalism, has been acquired by American Public Media and folded into the public radio organization's Public Insight Network. Spot.us was founded in 2008, promising a new way to support...
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Community marriage: Spot.Us merges with the Public Insight Network

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-01

The community-funded news platform Spot.Us announced this week that it has been acquired by the Public Insight Network (PIN).Spot.Us is site that allows readers to make microdonations towards journalism stories. The site displays journalist's...
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Academic sector outperforming market

The Bookseller – 2011-11-28

The surge of students attending higher education institutions ahead of funding changes in 2012...
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Callaway Digital Arts talks book-apps, brands and edutainment

Guardian – 2011-11-16

Chief executive Rex Ishibashi on exploring the crossover between digital books and video gamesThe world of book-apps is a crowded place, with traditional publishers jostling with developers and startups (and sometimes collaborating with them) to...
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Editors betray their unhappiness with owners in anonymous survey

Guardian – 2011-11-15

The clash between the aspirations of editors and the gloomy reality of their situation is highlighted in a survey carried out by the Society of Editors that was released today.It is clear from the responses by editors - who answered survey questions...
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Teeside village turns to tax increase to save library

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 15:15 The Teeside village of Great Ayton is proposing a tax increase in the parish precept in order to save its library, threatened by North Yorkshire county council (NYCC) funding...
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Two Doncaster libraries given temporary reprieve

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:00 Two libraries due to close in Doncaster have been given a temporary stay of execution. Last month the council announced it was withdrawing funding from 14 of its 26 libraries....
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Literature Prize could coincide with LBF

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 14:49 The Literature Prize is to be awarded in the spring of each year, with founder Andrew Kidd saying it will take place for the first time in 2012 if the necessary funding is...
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New sponsor backs T S Eliot prize

The Bookseller – 2011-10-20

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 11:19 The Poetry Book Society has obtained three-year sponsorship for the prestigious T S Eliot Prize from private investment management firm Aurum Funds. There had been concern for...
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Glam Media Buys Ning for Social Push

AdWeek – 2011-09-21

Glam Media has just acquired Ning, the build-your-own-social-network startup co-founded by Netscape creator Marc Andreessen. Glam is best known for building Web properties and an ad network targeting women, and it says it now reaches more than 200...
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Somerset library campaigners hit fundraising goal

The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 12:30 Campaigners against library closures in Somerset have reached its initial target in fundraising for the forthcoming legal review. Earlier this year, 11 closures in the region were...
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Mobile News Startup Taptu Raises Another $3.5M

AdWeek – 2011-09-08

Even though Mitch Lazar, CEO of mobile startup Taptu, likes to talk about the technology behind the company's mobile newsreading app, he also admits that it's a challenge to stand above the wave of competitors. "Some of it's a Coke-Pepsi test,"...
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Gunning for the copyright reformers

Guardian – 2011-08-15

The unfolding of technology has made the relaxing of copyright unavoidableGoing after copyright reformers is risky business. To digital zealots, defending copyright is like advocating the return to the typewriter. (I personally like typewriters; I...
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