Jangl and Jajah Bringing Voice 2.0 To The Masses
I have to admit, this caught me off-guard. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.
Jangl has focused on enabling telephony within social networks, or anywhere else for that matter. While not collecting revenue directly from end users, Jangl has been profitable thanks to partnerships with a number of social networking sites.
JAJAH has taken a somewhat more traditional route: offer calling. They've done a variety of things to make this "cheap calling" more accessible, including widgets you can place anywhere. They've also developed a strong telephone backend to support it.
Jangl and Jajah are going to be cooperating on a number of fronts. While there are plenty of announcements to come, the more immediate impact will be that Jangl will use JAJAH's telephony infrastructure to process calls. Also, Jangl will begin to utilize JAJAH's recently announced in-call advertising feature.
Jangl can increase their revenue and JAJAH will get some additional calls to run ads on. Sounds like a win-win to me. Personally, I wonder if this "alliance" won't turn into some kind of merger later on. Who knows.
Full press release after the jump.