JaJah + Yahoo!, GrandCentral / Google
In this announcement JaJah is said to power the Yahoo! Voice offering. I see, so.. what happened to the Dialpad assets? Once coud surmise that running the terminaiton business was not making a great deal of money. At one cent per minute that might likely be the case.
While on the topic of Dialpad, Andy mentions that Grandcentral's main guy Craig Walker has recently updated the GC blog with a soft promise of something new.
The more things change the more they stay the same.
It's so weird, 15 years ago I found myself mulling over the use of softphones and how they might change the way people communicate, that never really happened. Yes, Skype and even Xten/Counterpath had an impact but in the end, humans like their handsets… and more importantly, Quality of Service.
Jajah leverages callback and so does Grandcentral to a certian degree which certainly helps, Lypp is no diferent.
I am just not sure that North American businesses are ready for a VoIP at the edge pure-play yet. Could it be that much of this is just.. noise?!