Twitter for Audio? audioBoo Announces Funding, Partnerships

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Twitter obviously resonated with the masses, and forged a totally different form of communication and interaction in the process.

But does that translate into audio?

That is a question that audioBoo (audioboo.fm) is now testing.  The UK-based company just rallied a fresh investment round, as well as a partner group of radio-focused companies.  The startup allows anyone to record and upload audio bits, and share those with the audioBoo community.

Beyond that, these audio bits are matched with images and geo-location details, and plugged into a network that allows following and Twitter-like interactivity.  The concept is heavily tied into mobile apps, and plays well with a variety of social networks and delivery platforms like podcasting.

Interesting enough, but what about the cash?  The latest backers include 4ip, an investment fund of Channel 4, as well as UBC Media and Imagination Technologies.  TechCrunch Europe pegs the funding lift at 1.5 million pounds ($2.2 million).  Additionally, Qualcomm chairman Sir Don Cruickshank is an angel who will be stepping into a Chairman role.