News Brief Secures $2.6 Million Funding has closed a second round of funding worth $2.6 million, the social platform announced on Monday. Second-round primary investors included Allen & Company and Series A investors Dace Ventures.

In addition, the company has brought on Curt Viebranz, former CEO of Tacoda, Bradley Wechsler, co-CEO of IMAX, and media investor Vivi Nevo to its advisory board. is designed to help media companies like Belo, FOX, Gazette Communications, Hearst-Argyle, McGraw-Hill, and Post-Newsweek engage local audiences and monetize their properties. recently added the San Francisco Chronicle's, Houston's KPRC, and Seattle's KING 5 television to their client list, which has expanded from two to more than 20 partners since 2007.--Gavin O'Malley

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