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Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango

   
5:40 am on Mar 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2014/03/20/exclusive-alibaba-sinks-250-million-into-messaging-app-tango-valuing-it-at-more-than-1-billion/ [forbes.com]

Alibaba Sinks $215 Million Into Messaging App Tango, Valuing It At More Than $1 Billion

China’s Alibaba is the latest Internet giant to make a bet on the messaging space, and it’s a big one. The company is spending $215 million for a minority stake in the messaging and free-calling app Tango, the startup revealed today.

The investment is part of a $280 million funding round that Alibaba is leading, which also will see other current investors in Tango stump up more capital.

The round values Tango at $1.1 billion