Divvio is the latest start-up to try to deliver you multi-media content each morning, gathered from crawling the Web for material matching your tastes.
Run by a former AT&T technologist, Hossein Eslambolchi, it will find audio, video and other material, to create channels that are updated each time you sign on, according to BusinessWeek. It picks out material based on past requests you’ve made. It is backed by more than $2 million
$3 million-plus raised from angel investors including former executives of Yahoo and eBay. The BW piece provides no explanation, however, on how this would be any better than a personalized home page where you have your favorite pre-selected feeds all in one place. It launches tomorrow.
Update: The company said BW got the funding amount wrong. It says the company raised more than $2 million but less than $3 million from a group of investors including Allegis Capital, Presidio STX, Sachio Semmoto, founder of Japanese broadband company EAccess, 3Com’s Chairman Eric Benhamou, former Yahoo executive Geoff Ralston and Litescape chief executive Farzad Naimi, according to VentureWire.
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