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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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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