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To undertake the kind of growth that Vice would like — adding to its news and sports divisions and building large-scale operations in emerging markets like China, India and Brazil — it needed more capital than it was generating on its own. The company has not disclosed the exact size of the investment from its new partners but has put the sum in the high eight figures.
Vice Media has formed an investment partnership with Viacom CEO Tom Freston.

This bit of news actually does wonders for my career anxiety. 

There have been times when I though VICE was actually trying to get put out of business - or sued by the entire planet - but as it turns out…telling corporations to fuck off just makes them want you more.  Congratulations are definitely in order for Shane Smith.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-04-05/how-does-vice-medias-investment-deal-with-viacom-and-wpp-affect-its-indie-cred/