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21st Century Fox Acquires Ad Company True[x] — 21st Century Fox has agreed to acquire interactive ad company True[x] Media. The Wall Street Journal broke the news this morning and reported that the acquisition price was $200 million, although the financial terms were not officially disclosed.

Cord Project Launches Voice Messaging App That Borrows The Good Parts Of Texting — With the Cord Project, a pair of former Googlers are aiming to encourage people to use their smartphones for a somewhat counterintuitive purpose - to send voice messages. Now, the obvious question here is, "Uh, can't I already do that with my phone? Isn't that, like, the whole point?"

Homejoy Says It Will “Pause” Operations In Canada — Home cleaning startup Homejoy plans to halt operations in Canada within a couple of weeks, though the company says this is only temporary. We were recently tipped off about the move, and a spokesperson confirmed it, saying that Homejoy will be focusing on growth in other markets for now.

Months After Taking On A New Name And Biz Model, The Mobile Majority Reports A $50M Revenue Run Rate — Six months ago, mobile advertising startup PaeDae changed its name to The Mobile Majority, adjusted its business model, and raised some extra money. Now founder and CEO Rob Emrich is saying that the move has paid off, with the company hitting a $50 million revenue run rate in November. (Formerly Wahooly) Merges With Social Marketing App Loot — Remember Wahooly? We wrote about the startup a couple of years ago, describing it as "Klout meets Kickstarter" because it allowed users to gain startup equity in exchange for promoting the company on social media. Since then, Wahooly joined the AngelPad accelerator, rebranded as, and shifted focus to reciprocal sharing ("I'll tweet your link if you tweet mine").

With $2.2M In Funding, VideoAmp Helps TV Advertisers Reach More Eyeballs Online — VideoAmp is the latest startup trying to move TV ad dollars online. The startup is officially launching today, and it's also announcing that it has $2.2 million in funding from Anthem Venture Partners, Simon Equity Partners, Third Wave Capital, Wavemaker Partners, and ZenShin Capital.

Woven Digital, Owner Of Uproxx And Brobible, Raises $18M — Here's another impressive financing round for an online media company: Woven Digital is announcing that it has raised $18 million in Series A funding. That's not quite as attention-grabbing as the $46.5 million raised by Vox Media or the $250 million raised by Vice Media in the past few months.

Zype Helps Video Publishers Look Beyond YouTube By Building Their Own Sites And Apps — Video startup Zype unveiled its online video platform today, which it says can help publishers grow and monetize their audiences. To be clear, it's not trying to compete with YouTube or other video players like BrightCove.

Chef’d Uses Crowdfunding To Roll Out Recipe-And-Ingredient Delivery Service For Gourmet Meals — Chef'd is the latest startup promising the deliver the tools (and by tools, I mean recipes and ingredients) you need to cook delicious meals at home. We've written about existing services like Plated and Blue Apron (which announced recently that it's selling more than 1 million meals each month), plus even newer competitors like Gobble (well, newer if you don't count the service's earlier iterations).

Gallop Labs Raises $2M To Help Mobile Publishers Find And Monetize Valuable Users — Mobile marketing startup Gallop Labs is announcing that it has raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Golden Venture Partners and Mantella Venture Partners. Angel investors include Allen Lau (CEO of popular social reading startup Wattpad, and an investor through Two Small Fish Ventures), Kontagent co-founder Albert Lai (now CEO of Big Viking Games), and Jennifer Lum (co-founder of ad startup Adelphic Mobile).
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Dec 18, 2014

RT @JessicaKRoy: all i want for christmas is a functioning cms

Dec 18, 2014

@kazuomatsu Wait how do you know about that? And why did the prince stop responding to my emails?

Dec 18, 2014

@kazuomatsu Aren’t there companies that lend you money for that?

Dec 18, 2014

RT @kimmaicutler: "Mr. @eldon ... looked more like a character from a Gus Van Sant or Richard Linklater film."…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Gizmodo: Paramount cancels showings of Team America because everyone's a coward:

Dec 18, 2014

Not included in the post: @suhail denied that he was conducting our interview from inside a bathtub full of cash…

Dec 17, 2014

RT @RaminSetoodeh: Here's Sony's full statement on why it's pulling 'The Interview' from theaters.…

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