Skyfire, a mobile web browser allowing users to experience the web as they would on a PC, has secured $13 million in Series B funding. This latest cash injection takes Skyfire’s funding total up to $17.8m. The money will allow Skyfire to bring their browser to more platforms and improve distribution.
If you don’t know what Skyfire is, here’s a brief overview. Skyfire offers the closest mobile web experience to that of a PC. It supports web technologies that most browsers lack. You’ll be able to view sites on your mobile that you could previously only dream of – YouTube and Last.fm to name two. Zoom features, tabbed browsing and various optimisation techniques make Skyfire the Bugatti of the mobile web browsing world. Video and audio will load without a hitch, search results are improved and warring nations are reconciled over a nice cup of tea and some Hobnobs.
It’s still in private beta, but the waiting list to trial Skyfire is proving to be as successful as the Gmail invite system. There are a lot of mobile geeks wanting to get their hands on this little beauty of a browser.
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