阿里巴巴向智能遥控应用Peel投资5千万美元

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2014-10-10 09:54

英语新闻:阿里巴巴向智能遥控应用Peel投资5千万美元

10月10日消息,阿里巴巴向遥控器应用开发商Peel再投资5000万美元。据了解,Peel2013年曾获阿里500万美元投资。据悉,阿里巴巴对Peel追加5000万美元投资时间是在今年春末,而Peel则将这一消息的宣布时间推迟到了阿里巴巴IPO后。

Alibaba invests $50 million in TV remote app maker Peel
Peel, the maker of an app that acts as a "smart remote" for TVs, said it secured an additional $50 million (30.97 million pounds) in funding from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
The Peel Smart Remote app, launched in 2012, turns Android and iOS smartphones and tablets into remote controls that work on TVs, PCs, air-conditioners and other smart appliances.
The California-based startup says it has more than 90 million users in 200 countries.


Alibaba, whose recent initial public offering in the United States was the biggest in history, invested an initial $5 million in Peel in 2013.
Peel charges TV networks to promote their shows on the app, which displays TV show listings and times.
Peel Chief Executive Thiru Arunachalam told technology blog Re/code that the company would generate about $8 million in revenue this year and forecast revenue of $20 million for 2015.
He added that the company was facing no pressure from Alibaba to integrate any e-commerce elements into its app.
Peel has raised nearly $95 million in venture capital to date from investors including Redpoint Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Harrison Metal and Translink Capital.(Reuters)