NBC Universal’s Peacock Equity Backs In-Game Voice Service Vivox


NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) and GE Capital joint venture Peacock Equity is the latest investor to back Vivox, which powers voice chat in online worlds including Linden Lab’s Second Life and Sony (NYSE: SNE) Online Entertainment’s Everquest. Peacock Equity is putting $2 million into the company and hints that NBC Universal will now add Vivox’s chat technology to some of its own online properties, saying it has “compelling opportunities to implement Vivox voice chat services to create a higher level of engagement among fans.”

With the new funding, Vivox will have raised more than $22 million since its start five years ago, including $6.8 million in a funding round led by IDG Ventures only seven months ago.

Some more details in the release.

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