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Digital Media Site for Animal Lovers Raises $4.68 Million

The Dodo, a new digital media site with a focus on animals, has raised $4.68 million with backing from Discovery Digital. Initial investors SoftBank Capital, Greycroft Partners, RRE Ventures and Lerer Ventures were part of the round, as well.

Digital Video Ads That Make You Want to Click

Kraft, Nike, Target and Walmart are trialing new video technology that makes ads interactive. In the case of Kraft, a 15-second clip comes with pop-up information on the brand and its products.

BuzzFeed President, COO Jon Steinberg Leaving Company

After four years as BuzzFeed's president and COO, Jon Steinberg is saying goodbye to all the wins, fails and LOLs in order to pursue other entrepreneurial opport

Thrillist’s Shane Rahmani Moves to Electus

Shane Rahmani, formerly of Thrillist, has taken a new position with Electus, effective immediately.

NowThis News Attracts High-Profile Supporters

Coming soon to NowThis News: native ads and big-name investors.The New York-based startup, which describes itself as a mobile-centric news outlet for millennials, plans this summer to introduce sponsored video content to its mix of newsy and offbeat editorial fare.