Articles about Jajah

Pacman

Telefonica gobbles up Jajah

VoIP outfit Jajah got its Christmas wish, €145 million in cash from mobile operator Telefonica. Telefonica, which operates as O2 in the UK, has bought Jajah lock, stock and barrel, gaining a presence in social networking sites as well as the opportunity to up sell services to the millions of users who signed up for the cheap …
Bill Ray, 29 Dec 2009
Intel logo teaser

Jajah taps Intel for $15m

Intel Capital is the lead investor in a $20m funding round for Jajah, the internet telephony software firm. Intel is pumping in $15m to help Jajah in its goal to supplant Skype as the mass-market VoIP provider of choice, the company said today. Jajah uses PCs for internet phone calls - but only to set up the calls. It then …
Drew Cullen, 10 May 2007
The Register breaking news

Jajah brings VoIP to mobiles

Jajah has launched a UK service offering cut-price mobile phone calls, by routing most of the call over the internet using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. The idea of dialling a local number and from there being routed cheaply around the world is not new, and there are several companies who have been operating …
Bill Ray, 28 Sep 2006
The Register breaking news

Jajah calls patent big brothers for global VoIP domination

When a young company struts about proclaiming it wants to be "the Google of XYZ", it's hard to take seriously. Generally, it's a headline-grabbing conceit which doesn't actually mean a lot: every tech company would love Google's market share, stock price, teflon public image, and 767 party plane. Jajah, a Silicon Valley VoIP …
closed_sign shut down under collapsed liquidation

Tu Me to go: Tu Go to be Telefonica's 'NEXT BIG AMAZEBALLS' for voice

Telefonica's freebie VoIP platform Tu Me will be shuttered next month as the mobile network pushes customers towards, er, Tu Go. Tu Me came out of Jajah, the internet voice-call outfit Telefonica bought in 2009, but it was never intended to be more than a stepping stone towards a brave new future of telephony as a service. That …
Bill Ray, 09 Aug 2013
Girl on a mobile phone

Telefonica touts new free VoIP app to cut off rival Skype

Telefonica, owner of the O2 brand, has launched VoIP service TU Me across all its territories, and for all punters with an iPhone, as the telco bets on the future direction of mobile use. The new service comes out of Telefonica's purchase of Jajah, and follows on from trials of "O2 Connect" last year. However the VoIP call and …
Bill Ray, 09 May 2012
The Register breaking news

Telefonica recruits EA to lure punters with games, deals

Telefonica Digital, the service branch of O2's owner, has signed a content deal with Electronic Arts in the hope of cementing customer relationships with bundled deals. The contract allows Telefonica Digital to create promotions based around EA games including The Sims, FIFA and Monopoly, with the stated intention of turning the …
Bill Ray, 17 Apr 2012
Jajah_ipod_touch_app_SM

App brings calls, texts to iPod Touch

Calling all iPod Touch owners! IP telco Jajah has launched an application that adds call functionality to your poor man’s iPhone. Jajah_ipod_touch_app Jajah's app adds calling and texting functions to the Touch The firm’s promised that its app will turn the Touch into “a fully functioning mobile phone”, able to make calls and …
James Sherwood, 05 Feb 2009
The Register breaking news

Ring-back tones to carry adverts

Wannabe telecommunications company Jajah is planning to replace the ringing tone with recording advertisements, when the user wants them, with the revenue split 50-50 between customer and operator. Jajah's main business is connecting calls which are set up using their website, but users who sign up to the new advertising service …
Bill Ray, 21 Nov 2007
eBay teaser 75

eBay boots off Skype rival

eBay, still smarting from Monday's $1.43bn admission of Skype's failure, last night deleted auctions that carried click-to-call buttons for VoIP rival Jajah. Jajah released its embeddable buttons last week, and decided to take the provocative step of promoting a special version for eBay auctions. Businessweek claimed there had …
The Register breaking news

T-Mobile internet biz buys a slice of VoIP action

Jajah, the Austro-Californian VoIP outfit we profiled last week, has announced that the mystery second investor in its third funding round is Deutsche Telekom (DT). DT's T-Online Venture Fund paid about $5m for a "less than five per cent stake" in Jajah. Intel coughed the rest of the $20m earlier this month. The chip giant …
Warning: fire

VoIP firm launches headset smashathon

As part of a Skype-bashing push to cast-off VoIP's image of PC-bonded geekery, Jajah has launched a bid to find the most creative way to destroy a headset. A scantily-clad fillie breaks a voip headset Cheap publicity gimmicks? They've heard of them The Austro-Californian start-up, which recently got big name backing from …
The Register breaking news

VoIP goes wireless

Innovative Jajah uses PCs for internet phone calls - but only to set up the calls. They then connect two landline or mobile phones together to chat over the IP network. Now, the company has revealed it's going one step further, and will use a Java applet on the phone itself to set up the call. According to the company's CEO …
Guy Kewney, 17 Jul 2006
The Register breaking news

Twitter slaps itself with $1bn price tag

Twitter is trying to raise another $50m, pushing the (self) valuation of the company above a billion dollars, despite lacking an income of any kind. News of the new round of funding and valuation comes from "multiple sources" according to TechCrunch: we've not managed to get confirmation as yet but if it's true then it gets …
Bill Ray, 17 Sep 2009
The Register breaking news

Skype apologises for network snafu

Skype has apologised for the network problems it experienced last week, and offered a free week to Pro, Unlimited, SkypeIn, and Voicemail customers. The Skype network went down for several days at the end of last week, for reasons which remain obscure. Skype has blamed outage on the effects of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday. The …
Bill Ray, 22 Aug 2007
The Register breaking news

Skype goes out to mobile phones

Skype Pro customers can now make international calls from their mobiles or any other phone at Skype Out rates, provided they've pre-registered the numbers they want to call. When an international number is registered with the newly-launched Skype To Go service, a local number is provided as a proxy. The user can call that …
Bill Ray, 11 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Vyke moves VoIP battle to SMS

VoIP provider Vyke has added text messaging to its mobile phone client, enabling its customers to text each other for free and charging just over a penny to text anyone else. The UK based company reckons it's 10 times cheaper for NASA to get messages back from the Hubble space telescope than for you to text your mate - byte for …
Bill Ray, 19 Jun 2007
The Register breaking news

Google buys voicemail firm for $50m

Google has acquired GrandCentral Communications, a California-based provider of web-based communications solutions. GrandCentral's service allows people to use a single phone number and voice mailbox for all of their phones. Google's product manager Wesley Chan made the announcement Tuesday on the company's official blog. Terms …
ENN, 03 Jul 2007

August is great for holidays but it's no damn good for song titles

If you look it up on Wikipedia - the great reference source for people who can't be bothered trying to learn about anything - you'll find there's very little of interest about August. That's probably why so many people go on holiday during the month. Not that you'd know it from The Register. News never takes a holiday. So to …
Billy MacInnes, 23 Aug 2007