:: urbansheep (urbansheep) wrote,
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urbansheep

Ненавижу этот интернет // Проэтоса feedmag.com

Угу. „Распределённые системы!“ Хрен найдёшь чего. Где искать архивы feedmag.com, после его кончины в 2001-м? ...Нет, у меня просто не находится слов для того, чтобы выразить свой восторг. Где бы взять машину времени...

При этом suck.com жив, хоть и не обновляется, plastic.com — тоже, и вполне процветает. „Это они мне назло, я знаю“.

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Lycos Ventures, a venture capital arm of Lycos; Advance Publications, which owns Conde Nast; and Paladin, a British venture capital group and Tripod founder Bo Peabody plunked a total of $4 million into the new partnership between Feed and Suck. I was relieved to learn that the investors intend to leave the editorial teams of both sites alone to churn out content. It's always helpful to have a rich uncle, or three, around to bootstrap creative endeavors and bail-out wayward geniuses. Isn't that the American way?

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И ещё вот:

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In the last year a wonderful thing happened. Two provocative sites, Feedmag.com and Suck.com, merged and became Automatic Media. The underlying reason for the play was the realization that content was no longer king on the Internet.

With layoffs at Salon.com and APBNews.com filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, investors are leery if not turned-off completely by the notion of handing cash to sites like Suck.com. Automatic Media was able to raise $4 million from Lycos Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lycos; Advance Publications, which owns Conde Nast; and Paladin, a British venture capital group.

In June, APBnews.com let all of its 140 employees go. The decision came on the heels of the company's inability to find a third round of private funding. As a pure play content provider, the company was simply too big a risk.

Investors may have wished to continue funding APBnews, but sources familiar with the situation said the financing decision would have been easier to swallow had the company, like other content providers, been a media as well as content play.

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