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#Buzzfeed Raises $19.3M in Fourth Investment Round

#Buzzfeed Raises $19.3M in Fourth Investment Round

Buzzfeed announced it is taking on a fourth investment round of $19.3 million. Jonah Peretti, the site’s CEO, has raised approximately $46 million in funding since its founding 2008, according to Advertising Age. The money will go towards hiring more writers and editors and adding to its video [Full Story…]

#SiliconAlley Cool vs #SiliconValley Nerds

#SiliconAlley Cool vs #SiliconValley Nerds

As NY's tech and startup industry continues to grow, it is becoming more confident about being compared to Silicon Valley. NY founders are taking pride in the differences between the culture of the two cities. According to paidContent, founder of Tumblr David Karp said, "The west is about making [Full Story…]

#BuzzFeed Expands Advertorial Posts

#BuzzFeed Expands Advertorial Posts

Recently, BuzzFeed wrote a story entitled "11 Things No One Wants To See You Instagram," and over the next few weeks it grew into some sort of a phenomenon. It gained over 330,00 views, according to The Wall Street Journal, but these views were through Facebook and Twitter, and not the BuzzFeed site [Full Story…]

Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry Launches RebelMouse.com in Beta

Former HuffPo CTO Paul Berry Launches RebelMouse.com in Beta

Last week, former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry launched RebelMouse.com, his new NY-based project that lets individuals and businesses use their social media postings to create websites. According to Crain's New York Business, Berry calls this "the front page to the social web." Members can [Full Story…]

#IWNY Giving Silicon Valley a Run for its Money

#IWNY Giving Silicon Valley a Run for its Money

NYers can connect with the city's tech community through NY's fifth Internet Week which began today and runs through May 21.  Vying for dominance over tech giant Silicon Valley as the hottest tech hub in the US, David-Michael Davies, founder of the event, told NY Daily News, “it’s a week where the [Full Story…]

A Look at Buzzfeed Founder Jonah Peretti

A Look at Buzzfeed Founder Jonah Peretti

In a recent profile of NY-based Buzzfeed founder Jonah Peretti, BetaBeat takes a look at the personable and energetic "nerd-king," whose sudden fame originated from a pair of Nikes he had embroided with the word 'sweatshop.' “I didn’t really know anything about the sweatshop issue, but I ended up on [Full Story…]