Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Yahoo Gets In VOIP With DialPad Buy

Yahoo! buys Internet phone provider .

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) said Tuesday it had acquired DialPad Communications Inc., a 6-year-old company whose software lets people to place calls over the Internet for a fraction of the cost of regular telephone service.

AOL has their 20m plus users connect via Instant Messenger. AOL has made new technologies associated with the Internet easy to use. They should try to tap into their existing subs and offer this to PC users as well as mobile users.

I'm waiting for Google to get into this space. Just think, Web, Images, Groups, News, Froogle, Local and Phone

I think it will be awfully hard to compete against the cable cos and telcos in this space though.

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