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Visual Voicemail Start-Up YouMail Raises More Capital, Hits One Billion Calls Taken

YouMail, maker of the Visual Voicemail Plus mobile app, said Thursday its program has now been used to answer more than a billion calls on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and other devices. The Irvine, Calif.-based company also noted it has now raised a total of $12.5 million since 2007, including a new funding round made up of VantagePoint Capital Partners, Siemer Ventures and Tech Coast Angels.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald