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NBC U's Peacock Equity Bets on Voice Chat Start-Up Vivox

Peacock Equity, the joint venture investment fund co-owned by GE Capital and NBC Universal, has invested $2 million in Vivox, which sells “voice chat services for social applications”–i.e., games, virtual worlds, etc. Other investors in the Boston-based company include Benchmark Capital, Canaan Partners, GrandBanks Capital and IDG Ventures. Related question: What becomes of Peacock once the Comcast deal goes through?


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus