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

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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.

1:31 pm on June 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hey, big congrats to Lawrence Coburn [pubcon.com]!
5:58 pm on June 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Congrats Lawrence!
6:13 pm on June 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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

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