Thursday, May 24, 2007

Here's $1.1m to kick start your business ...

Congratulations are due to Adrian Holovaty for scoring a US$1.1 million Knight Foundation grant to develop a new business "that focuses on making local news and information useful".

There were a stack of other worthy winners, but ever since Holovaty came to prominence with he has been watched closely by anyone looking for clues as to where the combination of software and data might take journalism.

And now that he has quit you can bet his new venture EveryBlock will be the focus of a lot of interest.

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