Yahoo Backs Vlingo

Vlingo Corp., a Cambridge, Mass.-based provider of voice recognition for mobile applications, has raised $20 million in Series B funding. Yahoo led the round, and was joined by return backers Charles River Ventures and Sigma Partners.

 

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Vlingo Corporation today announced that it has secured $20 million in Series B financing. Led by Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), the round also included existing investors Charles River Ventures and Sigma Partners. Vlingo will use the capital to fuel international expansion and continue its product research and development. As part of the investment, a Yahoo! nominee will join vlingo's board of directors.

  

Leveraging this relationship, Yahoo! today announced the launch of a voice-enabled version of Yahoo! oneSearch