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User Review Site, RateItAll, Scores VC Funding
rogerd




msg:3678568
 1:17 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

RateItAll, a site that lets users write reviews of any topic and receive a share of ad revenue for doing so, has raised $800,000 in funding.

Co-founder Lawrence Coburn describes the company as “distributed Yelp for everything,” and the site’s front page shows off a wide range of topics — the “featured lists” include reviews of Barack Obama’s potential vice presidents, mobile social networks and NBA finals players. If users write a review, they get a portion of the associated advertising revenue through the Google AdSense API, which should certainly encourage people to contribute.

From: [thestandard.com...]

The headline of the story implies that the money will be used to pay users for reviews, which doesn't seem to be supported by the text of the story.

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:3678592
 1:31 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hey, big congrats to Lawrence Coburn [pubcon.com]!

werty




msg:3678862
 5:58 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Congrats Lawrence!

martinibuster




msg:3678876
 6:13 pm on Jun 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Congratulations, Lawrence. Nobody knows the space like you do. Go get 'em! :)

lorenzinho2




msg:3681741
 6:38 pm on Jun 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks guys...

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