Buying Blogs, Losing Money, Talking Cats: Nov. 12

Illustration by André da Loba

Blog network Vox Media, publisher of the Verge, bought Curbed Network, Jessi Hempel reports. [Fortune]

American Express is encouraging small businesses to use a site called Mightybell to organize local promotions for Small Business Saturday, Leena Rao writes. [TechCrunch]

Early stage investors who don’t take losses aren’t taking enough risk, Fred Wilson writes. [AVC]

A new managing director arrives at Techstars New York, where boot camp grads are reportedly having trouble raising capital, Nitasha Tiku reports. [Valleywag]

NPR’s Julie Rovner answers questions from the self-employed about the Affordable Care Act. [NPR]

Outfit7’s talking cat and additional apps have been downloaded 1.2 billion times. Meet the biggest app maker you’ve never heard of (video). [Bloomberg TV]

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