Stylish Office Products & Furnishing E-Tailer Poppin Raises $11.1 Million Series B, Prepares Offline Expansion
Poppin, an online office products and furniture shop whose goal is to make design more affordable (and Pinterest-worthy), is announcing today having raised $11.1 million in Series B funding. The round was led by TrilogyGrowth, a Canadian growth stage investment fund run by former Indigo Books & Music President Music president Joel Silver. Existing investors Shasta Ventures, First Round Capital, and company founder J. Christopher Burch also participated alongside a small group of angels, which included David Tisch and others. As a part of the new round Silver will be joining Poppin’s board. Burch had the concept for Poppin back in 2009, and later closed on $6 million in Series A funding in February 2012. He saw that people today now had access to great design at lower price points in so many aspects of their lives, but that didn’t seem to apply to the office environment. In addition, there’s a lot of crossover between work and home these days – with office spaces serving not only ...
Canadian Internet Surveillance Bill Could Come Back In New Form
An anonymous reader writes "Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced yesterday that the government will not be proceeding with Bill C-30, the lawful access/Internet surveillance legislation. Yet despite the celebration of the Canadian Internet community, Michael Geist notes that the law could return. On the same day the government put the bill out its misery, it introduced Bill C-55 on warrantless wiretapping. Although the bill is ostensibly a response to last year's R v. Tse decision from the Supreme Court of Canada, much of the bill is lifted directly from Bill C-30. Moreover, there will be other ways to revive the more troublesome Internet surveillance provisions. Christopher Parsons points to lawful intercept requirements in the forthcoming spectrum auction, while many others have discussed Bill C-12, which includes provisions that encourage personal information disclosure without court oversight. Of course, cynics might also point to the 2007 pledge from then-Public Safety ...
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Defense: Vaughn guilty only of wanting to leave his family
Christopher Vaughn wanted to leave his wife and three children for a life in the Canadian wilderness but he is no murderer, his defense attorney said in closing arguments this morning.
Ex-stripper expected to testify at Vaughn trial
Vaughn discussed with Canadian friend plans to escape to wilderness life A former stripper is expected to testify today that Christopher Vaughn befriended her at the Chicago area club where she danced and talked about his desire to move to the Canadian wilderness just weeks before his wife and three children were shot to death.
Vaughn emails reveal plan to fake death, leave family
Emails written by Christopher Vaughn to a friend depict a man planning to fake his own death and leave his wife and children behind for a new life in the Canadian wilderness.