• ipadio secures £1m investment to take phone-to-web audio into businesses

    While many ‘social audio’ startups like Audioboo, SoundCloud and Cinch continue to battle each other on the consumer field, there is one company that, while offering a consumer service, is starting to get a considerable amount of traction in the business and enterprise space – largely ignored by the consumer players. ipadio, bills itslef as a live phone-casting company, and for… Read More

  • Mixlr wants to be an 'audio UStream' for DJs and live bands – we have invites

    Mixlr, a sort-of UStream for audio, wants to make it easy for DJs and bands to share and stream live performances to fans. The service, founded by London-based Rob Watson (a recent graduate of the Music Informatics department at the University of Sussex), is currently in a closed beta, although TechCrunch Europe has 200 invites to give away to readers. In its current incarnation, Mixlr is a… Read More

  • Audioboo, the Twitter-for-audio, closes first major round

    Audioboo, the ‘Twitter for Audio’, has closed its first major funding round, having ridden out a “monthly cash crisis”, the company tells TechCrunch Europe. And while the actual amount of new funding isn’t being disclosed, we’ve learned that it’s somewhere in the region of £1.5m. Audioboo’s investors now include Channel 4’s digital media… Read More

  • HulloMail's iPhone app adds 'free' audio messaging to its visual voicemail service

    [UK] HulloMail, the visual voicemail provider, recently released its dedicated app for the iPhone, available in the UK and US-only. The app brings the complete HulloMail visual voicemail feature set to the device, most of which is fairly redundant for iPhone owners whose networks already support Apple’s own visual voicemail implementation. (Orange UK, which recently began selling the… Read More

  • Ipadio teams up with Sport England and Facebook

    [UK] Ipadio has announced that its live phonecasting service – not dissimilar to AudioBoo – will be utilised by a newly launched Facebook app as part of Sport England’s campaign to get more people to play sport in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics. The new Facebook tool, dubbed ‘Community Sport Hub’, enables sports governing bodies to “engage”… Read More

  • Virgin Media adopts ipadio in the field

    [UK] Ipadio has secured its first blue chip customer – the UK’s Virgin Media. The quad-play provider (broadband, TV, phone and mobile) will utilise ipadio’s phonecasting service to improve the communication amongst its field workers who install and maintain the company’s products used by almost 10 million customers. Ipadio offers similar functionality to AudioBoo but… Read More