Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michele Knight: New details emerge
New details are emerging about the experience of three Ohio women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, rescued after they were kidnapped nearly a decade ago.
RebelMouse Hires Former CNNMoney And VaynerMedia Talent To Build Out Its Content And Partnerships
RebelMouse, a content aggregation and curation site that lets users set up a profile and pull in content from their social networking accounts, as well as other sources, has hired some key former employees from CNNMoney and VaynerMedia. Since launching to the public last June, RebelMouse has had 240K sites created and is hitting 1.5 million unique monthly visitors to its landing pages. The company tells us that it has seen a big demand from publishers, and has partnered with TIM magazine for its person-of-the year campaign. Additionally, it worked with C-Span for the presidential inauguration, will power an ESPN Magazine online experience for the Super Bowl and continues to bring in movie and television properties to create their own “portals.” To help RebelMouse build out these partnerships and plans for the future, it has hired former CNNMoney social product lead Niketa Patel as Director of Content and Stephanie Bagley from VaynerMedia as Director of Partnerships. This is an interesting ...
Twenty thrill seekers stuck 300 feet in air at Knott's Berry Farm
It is not an experience most ask for but for 20 thrill seekers at Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California sitting 300 feet in the air for 4 hours was what they got. They were on a ride called 'The Windseeker' when it abruptly stopped.
Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others
New York City-based CasaHop aims to be the go-to place for home swapping on the web, and it's signed up a pretty impressive lineup of investors. The company just raised a $1.2 million seed round led by First Round Capital, with participation from Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, hotelier Andre Balazs (who owns The Standard and The Mercer), MTV co-founder and Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman, TechStars managing director David Tisch, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) founder Nicholas Negroponte, 24/7 Real Media and Tacoda co-founder Dave Morgan, and Moat and WGI Group co-founder Jonah Goodhart. The idea behind CasaHop is to democratize home sharing, and use technology to help people find places to stay and learn more about the places that they're visiting. There's something about being able to drop into each others' lives and travel like a local that's appealing, but few sites have specialized in the experience. Paul Berry, the ex-CTO of HuffPo and partner in SoHo Tech Labs, where CasaHop was incubated, ...