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Placeblogger is a site that aggregates and organizes content from local blogs.
The site, founded by Boston-area blogger Lisa Williams in 2007, allows users to create specialized feeds and maps of local blogs. The site has a database of blogs sorted into designated market areas for advertisers, as well as a service to help license local blog content. In 2009, Placeblogger redesigned its site to encourage more personal interaction.
Placeblogger received $222,000 in startup funding from the Knight Foundation through its News Challenge in 2007.
ContentNext Media is network of news sites that cover digital content economics, led by the flagship site paidContent.org. Since 2008, ContentNext has been owned by Guardian Media Group, owners of the British newspaper The Guardian. It was purchased for $30 million and continues to be run independently by Ali. ContentNext was founded in 2002 by…