NowPublic URL http://www.nowpublic.com/ Commercial? Yes Type of site Citizen journalism Registration Optional Owner NowPublic Technologies Inc. Created by Michael Tippett, Leonard Brody and Michael E. Meyers Launched 2005 Current status active
NowPublic is a user-generated social news website. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and was founded by Michael Tippett, Leonard Brody and Michael E. Meyers in 2005. On Sept. 2, 2009 the company was acquired by Clarity Digital Group, LLC, wholly owned by The Anschutz Company, a Denver-based investment company. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Time magazine named NowPublic.com one of the Top 50 websites of 2007. In 2009, the site was nominated for an Emmy in Advanced Technology.
On July 30, 2007, a Canadian national daily, The Globe and Mail, announced that NowPublic Technologies had closed a US$10.6 million round of financing from North American venture capital groups, following several takeover offers. These investors include New York's Rho Ventures and its Montreal affiliate and early investing Canadian firms Brightspark and GrowthWorks.
- ^ "50 Best Websites 2007". Time. 2007-07-08. http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1633488_1633530_1633569,00.html. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- ^ Ingram, Mathew (2007-07-31). "NowPublic nixes takeover bids, lands financing". The Globe and Mail. http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070727.nowpublic/BNStory/robNews/?cid=al_gam_nletter_dtechal. Retrieved 2007-07-31.
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