Jajah Posts

Jajah to shut down on January 31, 2014

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Jajah is a defunct VoIP service that was acquired by Telefonica for $207 million.  Now the service will be shutting down on January 31, 2014. Jajah was acquired around four years ago. Jajah’s registered users received notifications about the shut-down over the weekend. Jajah offered discounted prices for two landline or mobile numbers and international contacts could be connected to local numbers. Jajah became a neglected product at Telefonica as the telecomm giant focused on their mobile app, Tu Go.

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Yahoo! Messenger Ending Jajah Partnership

Yahoo! is removing several features from the Yahoo! Messenger chat service.  The “phone in” and “phone out” capabilities offered through their partnership with Jajah is ending as of January 30, 2013.

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Jajah Getting Acquired For $200 Million

VoIP startup Jajah has been acquired for $200 million by O2. Microsoft and Cisco were reportedly both involved in the bidding process. Jajah made its one billionth call back in June. Jajah has about 15 million users, many of whom make calls from Yahoo! Messenger. Jajah also has a deal with Microsoft. Jajah raised a total of $30 million in funding over four VC rounds. Sequoia, Intel, Globespan, and T-Venture were all involved in Jajah’s funding.