Welcome to Freshly Minted, where we examine an overlooked deal or funding announcement in tech from the past week, and tell you what you need to know, and why it matters.
This week’s deal: King-making VC firm Greycroft Partners raised its first growth fund for making even bigger bets on late-stage startups.
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We have yet to see an iPhone 5C in the wild, which is probably why Apple is blaming it for hampering its quarterly earnings. [Recode]
Comcast could replace Time Warner as the source of your cable-induced heart burn. [Verge]
After being caught for not doing so, Uber is finally doing background checks for its town car drivers in San Francisco. [PandoDaily]
Inside, a Jason Calacanis-founded news app that contains stories longer than a tweet but shorter than an article, has launched. [Capital]
Blame traffic from Facebook for Elite Daily’s rise to fame. [Digiday]