They've got backing from PPR, the French conglomerate that owns Gucci and Bottega Veneta, a board that includes Twitter's Jack Dorsey and original Facebooker Chris Hughes, and the endorsement of Kanye. How Fancy is that?
The Broadcasting Board of Governors is turning to Silicon Valley to help revitalize Radio Free Europe and the Voice of America. A new innovation commission includes big names from Facebook, Twitter, TED, and the media.
At last check, Chris Hughes was spearheading Obama's online campaign. Today he officially returns to the scrappy startup life with his new charity hub, funded in part with help from "some of the early Facebook guys."