Both Microsoft and Intel have invested in up-and-coming phone-management software company Wildfire Communications.
Wildfire executives did not reveal the exact amount of either investment this week . They merely said that two industry giants are among several investors backing the company's fourth round of venture capital funding, which totals more than US$12 million of new investment. The vendor plans to plow the new VC cash into product development and into expanding its corporate organisation.
The Lexington, Massachusetts-based company specialises in taking the hassle out of phone communications via its voice-activated Wildfire electronic assistant, which can centrally handle phone calls and voice mail.
Earlier this month, Wildfire announced strategic relationships with both Microsoft and Symantec. Under the terms of these agreements, the companies will work together to enable the vendor's Wildfire electronic assistant to interoperate with Microsoft's Outlook desktop information management software and with Symantec's Act contact management product.
Wildfire, based in Lexington, Massachusetts, can be reached via the Internet at http://www.wildfire.com/.