We’re rooting for two of the eight companies presenting at a startup pitch event this week in Tysons Corner, Virginia. NewsIT was one of the winners of the We Media PitchIt seed investment challenge earlier this year in Miami. Ringio, a slick virtual PBX service with built-in CRM. Ringio works out of WeSpace, the co-working studio we opened in Reston, Virginia, this past summer.
Late last year William Dean Singleton, the CEO of MediaNews, announced he had identified the problem behind years of steep decline in the news industry. “It’s a good old fashioned economic recession,” Singleton said. In the absence of motion, sooner or later the problem will be recession. Download the report (PDF) Dale PeskinDale is co-founder […]
Amra Tareen, the savvy and ebullient founder of AllVoices, has just closed a $3 million funding round for the innovative, citizen journalism site. That brings funding to $9 million for the two-year-old start-up. Not bad. TechCrunch has a good take on the AllVoices funding. How does she do it? Amra returns to We Media Miami […]
From our friends at Naked Media and Scribe Media, tune in at Noon ET April 14 (tomorrow) for a live interview with online publishing visionary Larry Kramer. Larry is an old friend and participant in We Media programs. He’s best known as founder of CBS.Marketwatch. More recently he’s been an advisor to a variety of […]
Google announced this week that they were creating a venture capital arm whose main objective will be to turn a profit. The group, called Google Ventures, is expected to invest up to $100 million in the next 12 months. The New York Times article on the announcement notes that “Google will tap the connections of […]
We Media’s Brian Reich and I were wondering, based on the Game Changer Award winners, what would be the attributes that would not only win today’s Pitch It! presenters some of the available funding, but also see them be the Game Changers a couple/few years from now. A few things have marked the Game Changers, […]
Yes, you too can write for The Washington Post, and for The Guardian in the UK. For their web sites, that is. For an itsy-bitsy rectangle within their web sites, that is. All you have to do is register for a different web site, then add your feeds to include your content, which will appear […]
In its own Washington Post report on the deal, The Washington Post Co. doesn’t disclose the purchase price, but does say the bi-monthly magazine was losing $1.3 million a year under its former owners, a Washington think tank called the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Susan Glasser, a former Post assistant managing editor who’s been […]