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Report: Comcast eats up DailyCandy

The cable provider reportedly ends up paying $125 million for the women's e-newsletter company; Viacom denies it was in a bidding skirmish for the buy.

By August 5, 2008


DailyCandy and the blogs-to-books trend

Getting a book deal seems to be the sign that a blog or new-media outlet has "made it." There is no guarantee, however, that online content in paperback form will actually sell.

By July 9, 2008


Thrillist Media Group raises a whopping $13M

Known as the DailyCandy-for-men, the newsletter and e-commerce site continues to grow -- this time with funding led by Oak Investment Partners.

By August 16, 2012


Glam Media jumps into e-newsletter market

Glam Today will give its independent publishers some exposure and provide a new place for the company to put ads, but it's entering the same market as big players like DailyCandy.

By July 14, 2008


UrbanDaddy heads south to Miami

Requiring referrals for registration has kept the luxury-culture newsletter very small, but launching a Miami edition--its fifth U.S. city--will broaden its potential user base.

By August 5, 2008


Thrillist's recession special: Free stuff!

The scenester newsletter company has put together a monthly compendium of ways to score invitations to events with free food and booze. First city served Thrillist Invites: New York.

By November 17, 2008


Thrillist heads to San Francisco

E-mail list 'for dudes' expands beyond NYC and LA; creates Bay Area version.

By July 31, 2007


Highbrow social site Spire hits the scene

A combination of editorial content and member recommendations makes up the bulk of this new site, which could essentially be described as Yelp for millionaires.

By July 20, 2008


Ideal Bite launches with scantily clad dancers, mechanical bull

The latest e-mail list to hit New York's new-media scene, promising "a sassier shade of green," debuts in carbon-neutral style.

By November 6, 2007


Ex-Facebook exec takes helm at Project Playlist

Owen Van Natta has formally accepted the CEO position at the start-up, according to AllThingsD. Unfortunately, social-music sites are a dime a dozen.

By November 11, 2008