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A company called Chatterous has raised less than $500,000 in angel funding to help users create private groups that they can chat with using…

A company called Chatterous has raised less than $500,000 in angel funding to help users create private groups that they can chat with using text messages, email and instant messaging, according to VentureWire via VentureBeat. The Seattle-based company lets you create an online group of friends and gives everyone a common Chatterous email address, Jabber/Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Talk address and short code to make it easy to communicate from one entry point and reach people wherever they may be. As VentureBeat points out, there’s other startups tackling this problem, but from a different angle. Companies like Orgoo and Digsby bring your email, IM and SMS accounts together in a single page or service, and Twitter lets you post messages, but they are public, not private.

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