Yoono Launches Public Beta, Scores $4 Million in Funding

Yoono, the social network browser plugin that relaunched in May, has entered public beta. The company has also announced a $4 million extension to their Series A funding round led by AGF Private Equity.

Yoono has existed for a number of years but has recently reinvented itself, offering a retooled browser sidebar for Firefox that serves as both a social network feed aggregator and a media-rich content sharing tool. The sidebar can be configured with a number of different widgets that include a Flickr photo viewer and a music player. You can see our review of Yoono’s relaunched plugin here.

The company intends to use the funds to help keep up with its growing user base, and would also like to expand the widgets available on its platform. Yoono faces competition from a number of other browser plugins like Minggl and from Flock, the web browser that has been tailored for social networks.