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Acquired byExaminer.com
Date9/2009

General Information

Offices

Vancouver, CAN
576 Seymour Street
Suite 204
Vancouver, CAN

People

Acquisitions

Truemors, 7/2008

Funding

TOTAL $12M
FUNDING TOTAL $12M
Seed, 2005
Rose Tech Ventures
Angel, 5/2006
Brightspark Ventures
$1.4M
Series A, 7/2007
Brightspark Ventures
Rho Capital Partners
GrowthWorks Capital
$10.6M

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NowPublic

NowPublic wass a crowdsourcing news network empowering the ordinary citizen.

In 2009 the site was nominated for an Emmy. As a participatory news network, NowPublic lets citizens from all over the world write and contribute to news stories by sending in text, photos and/or videos. The site employs the notion of “crowdsourcing,” as it is essentially a Wikipedia-like news service.

After just two year of its start in a garage, NowPublic grew to include over 170,000 contributors in 140 countries worldwide. Major news corporations including CNN, BBC, MSNBC, and Gannet have all begun to include citizen-collected news content, and most recently the Associated Press partnered with NowPublic.com to incorporate their citizen content in stories and breaking news events.

From 27th Nov http://www.nowpublic.com is no longer accessible it is permanently redirected to http://www.examiner.com.

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Vator TV Interview: 6/08

Added: 8/3/09

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Above: NowPublic Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/10/09

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NowPublic.com

Websitenowpublic.com
StageLive
Launch DateOctober 7, 2004
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  1. [Print] [Email] Examiner.com joins forces with NowPublic to cover local news in new ways (sfexaminer.com) [edit]
  2. Guy Kawasaki’s Truemors Gets Acquired By NowPublic (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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