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Digg hires Federated Media publisher two years after dropping FM for display ad sales and switching to Microsoft.
FM founder John Battelle, who was also behind Wired and the Industry Standard, says that the investment was for a minority stake in FM.
Om Malik's tech blog network decides to go with new ad network from tech publisher IDG after three years with Federated Media.
Dust-up continues over a Web site built by Federated Media promoting Microsoft's "People-Ready" ad campaign.
Former PC World magazine editor Harry McCracken plans to launch the tech news site later this summer in conjunction with John Battelle's advertising start-up.
Funding would add to earlier investments in FM of an estimated $4.5 million from JPMorgan Partners, The New York Times, and the Omidyar Network, among others.
The ad network firm founded by former journalist John Battelle lays off off seven of its 90 employees but plans to make more hires in its more lucrative marketing division.
The company's funding has been the subject of heavy speculation for months, but the rumors could finally be over, if Private Equity Hub's report is correct.
Due to an editing error, when this story was initially published, a promo on the News.com home page inadvertently used a photo of John Battelle without attribution to the photographer, James Duncan Davidson. That photo no longer appears on the News.com si