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Swiss-based Dixero has announced that they have raised a new round of funding in the amount of 1.5 million Euros. This brings their total funding to 3 million Euros. Last week Dixero announced the opening of an office in Silicon Valley.
Dixero provides a way to take RSS feeds and convert them to audio so that you can listen to your favorite feeds instead of reading them in a "traditional" sense. Dixero offers three "audio personalities", Lois, Luke and Claire so that you can vary the voice that you hear for different feeds. It can help with differentiation from one feed to the next.
Here’s an example of the Dixero audio conversion – it sounds "computerized" (it looks like you need some sort of xml plugin – IE is asking me to install something for this to play):
Here’s the 20-second pitch Dixero provided earlier this month in Zurich: