Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Examiner.com
Founded:
January 1, 2005
Founders:
Michael Tippett
Headquarters:
Vancouver
Funding:
$12M
Categories:
News
Description:
NowPublic is a global crowdsourcing social news website of ordinary citizens.

Detailed Description

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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.

Past Team (2)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $12M

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Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Products (2)

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    NowPublic.com

    NowPublic.com was launched in 2004

Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (4)

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Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    576 Seymour Street

    Suite 204

    Vancouver,

    CAN

Competitors (3)

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    GroundReport is a global citizen journalism platform that enables anyone to publish news reports...

Images (1)

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