Monday, January 24, 2005

Siemens Mobile Invests in PhoneBites

PhoneBites, a San Francisco-based start-up, raised $3 million in first round funding provided by Siemens Mobile Acceleration, Cardinal Venture Capital, and Garage Technology Ventures.

PhoneBites has developed a software application that lets subscribers interject sound bites into live telephone conversations, outgoing messages, voicemails and photo messages. Subscriber can insert audio clips by pressing the handset keys during a phone call without interrupting it.
PhoneBites describes this as a "very funny entertainment tool" that mobile operators can offer to their subscribers. In the coming year, the company plans to launch a whole suite of interactive content and voice productivity applications.


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