Here’s a list of today’s tech funding stories, updated as the day unfolds. Tip us here if you have a deal to share.
Virtual reality pioneer CCP Games has raised $30 million to continue with VR game development. The funding shows the level of excitement, even for old game companies like CCP (the maker of Eve Online, one of the most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing games in the world), in augmented and virtual reality, which tech adviser Digi-Capital expects to be a $150 billion industry by 2020.
Digg, the viral news site gunning for a comeback, today announced a $4 million raise led by Tokyo startup incubator Digital Garage. On top of that, the site is getting a new CEO.
Digg’s outgoing CEO, Andrew McLaughlin, will be immediately replaced by chief operating officer Gary Liu, the company said. McLaughlin, formerly an employee at Google, Tumblr, Instapaper, and Chartbeat, will remain at Digg as the startup’s executive chairman.
First launched for Android earlier this year, Yallo is a slick call-recording app for both inbound and outbound calls that works with your existing mobile telephone number. And today it launches for iPhone too.
Alongside the new app launch, Yallo has also announced a fresh $2.5 million funding round led by German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom, which invested $2 million through its T-Ventures investment arm, with the remaining $500,000 coming from Carmel Ventures. This is in addition to the $4 million Yallo raised from Carmel Ventures back in March.
This list will be updated with breaking funding news all day. Check back for more.
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