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Articles tagged Jason Calacanis (8)

Inside.com recently raised $2.6 million from SeedInvest, Jason Calacanis, and “hundreds of our readers” to keep the growth going (but not relying on reader revenue).
Closing in on a year, the company founded by serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis now has around 300,000 subscribers across 30 newsletters, and average open rates just above 40 percent.
Plus: Gimlet gets more transparent about diversity, IAB tweaks its podcast upfront, and SoundCloud shrinks.
The first episode of the second season of Serial debuted last week. Plus: Third Coast International Audio Festival is running its first fundraising campaign, and Howard Stern re-ups with Sirius XM.
Plus: An NSA deal is struck, a CNN/Twitter partnership, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
It’s hard to critique a news app just after launch, but Inside may need some improved organization to reach to more ambitious news consumers. Staci D. Kramer
Modeled on lean mobile-first startups like Instagram, the reborn Inside.com wants to be your front door to news on your phone — by using humans as aggregators and filters, not reporters.
March 10, 2011