California-based startup Sqor raising $13M for sports-centered social networking platform

San Francisco, US-based sports-centered social networking platform Sqor raised over $4.4 million out of the targeted $13 million funding round ahead of a major platform update set to take place in February.

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Super Bowl XLVIII

Facebook competes with Twitter for Super Bowl 'second screen' crown

Facebook is looking to steal the "second screen" crown from Twitter as the two social giant networks scramble to offer the best coverage of the National Football League (NFL) teams' clashes in the Super Bowl XLVIII.

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GrowthHackers opens community site for startup marketing and growth

Costa Mesa, California-based firm GrowthHackers opened a community news site today where members can post resources and learning materials centered around growth hacking or marketing.

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TiVo to add North Carolina pay-TV service Digitalsmiths

San Jose, California-based digital video recording (DVR) company TiVo announced that it will add Durham, North Carolina-based cloud-based content discovery service Digitalsmiths for an undisclosed amount.

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The Kernel Homepage

US tech media startup Daily Dot adds London news site The Kernel

Texas, US-based tech media startup Daily Dot Media (DDM) added London, UK-based tabloid-style news site The Kernel, whose editor-in-chief is stepping down from his position, for an undisclosed sum.

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San Francisco-based FundersClub launches "Hacker News for private investors"

FundersClub, the online network that links accredited investors with promising startups globally, has launched a community news site for private investors called "Venture News," VentureBeat reported.

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Vox Media

Political writer Ezra Klein leaves The Washington Post to establish own news site with Vox Media

Ezra Klein, the political writer known for his explainer approach to policy topics, has left The Washington Post to start his own news site with The Verge, TechCrunch reported.

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Tom Perkins

Venture capitalist Thomas Perkin ridiculed for his letter to WSJ

Users in social media criticized billionaire venture capitalist Thomas Perkins for an open letter he sent to and was published in The Wall Street Journal comparing rich Americans to the Jews who suffered in the Holocaust, The Independent reported.

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Peleton Entertainment

New York's Peleton Entertainment buys Creative Media

New York-based television agency Peleton Entertainment bought Todd Berger's consulting firm Creative Media for an undisclosed amount to expand into animation, branded entertainment, and feature film.

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NewsCred nabs $25M in Series C round led by InterWest Partners

InterWest Partners led the Series C funding round for content marketing platform NewsCred which raised $25 million. NewsCred's existing backers also participated in the round.

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Channel 4

UK's Channel 4 gears up for $33M indie growth fund

UK-based media firm Channel 4 (C4) is getting ready to launch a $33 million (£20 million) growth fund that will be invested in various indie production companies in the country.

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Tony Gallagher

Editor Tony Gallagher leaves UK media Telegraph

Tony Gallagher, the editor of UK-based newspaper Daily Telegraph, stepped down from his position amid a restructuring program as the company prepares to shift its focus to digital publishing.

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TechMedia Network (TMN)

New York's TechMedia enters lead-gen with BuyerZone acquisition

New York, US-based technology media firm TechMedia Networks (TMN) is acquiring Waltham, Massachusetts-based lead-generation business BuyerZone for an undisclosed amount to gain access to an e-commerce market.

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Amazon mulls offering online pay-TV service- WSJ

Amazon is thinking of launching an online pay-TV service and has already approached various media companies about obtaining a license to distribute their TV channels, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing sources.

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Business Insider

Business Insider to raise new funds from existing investors- report

After saying no to an informal acquisition bid worth $100 million from AOL last year, Business Insider is likely set to raise new funds from its existing backers, re/code reported.

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