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.
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.