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A week ago, I asked the question: how serious is Yahoo about voice? It seems they are quite serious! Much of it might have to do with Brad Garlinghouse who according to Andy was one of the big guns at DialPad, and is bringing the VoIP […]

A week ago, I asked the question: how serious is Yahoo about voice? It seems they are quite serious! Much of it might have to do with Brad Garlinghouse who according to Andy was one of the big guns at DialPad, and is bringing the VoIP religion to Yahoo.

Yahoo, like other IM providers might have been late to the VoIP party, but the company is quickly making up for lost time. Barely a month after launching its own VoIP enabled IM beta product, the company snapped up DialPad, a VoIP company that sells PC2PC and PC2Phone services to consumers. “What we saw in DialPad was quick way to add PC2Phone and inbound calls,” says Joanna Stevens, Yahoo’s VP of Corporate Communications. Yahoo will integrate Dialpad’s services with its new IM product.

Andy explains quite well, when he writes: Dialpad provides Yahoo immediately with a proven platform that delivers least cost routing, the Dialpad engine that routes international traffic and enables termination plus gives them the billing, OSS and capability to make a Pre-Paid offering that terminates and possibly originates PSTN calling. Clearly this means Yahoo is going after the international audience and is looking to go right after Skype.

Update#2: Yahoo confirmed the deal, declined to talk numbers and assured me that Yahoo’s broadband partners (read Bells) are well aware of its voice plans.
Update#1: Craig Walker just called and confirmed the deal.

Scoop: Did Yahoo just buy VoIP operator, DialPad? I guess the next last thing to Skype? The PR folks at Dialpad were in a meeting and were thrown in a tizzy when I rudely interrupted their deliberations. We cannot comment on this, please call our CEO, is what I was told. Everyone seems to be in a meeting, and I called Craig Walker, the CEO and was told he was in a meeting. I am told, Yahoo is busy gathering Dialpad employees with new employment offers.

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  1. Techvoyager » Blog Archive » Om Malik: Yahoo buys DialPad Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] ialPad Well, well, the VoIP space is full of activity today! Om says here that DialPad is not a Yahoo property. DialPad is an also ran in the Skype dominated comput [...]

  2. Techvoyager » Blog Archive » Om Malik: Yahoo buys DialPad Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] ialPad Well, well, the VoIP space is full of activity today! Om says here that DialPad is not a Yahoo property. DialPad is an also ran in the Skype dominated comput [...]

  3. Techvoyager » Blog Archive » Om Malik: Yahoo buys DialPad Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] ialPad Well, well, the VoIP space is full of activity today! Om says here that DialPad is not a Yahoo property. DialPad is an also ran in the Skype dominated comput [...]

  4. Texas Venture Capital » Blog Archive » Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] re there any blogging in Texas? Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad Om Malik broke the news that Yahoo is buying Dial Pad. This [...]

  5. Texas Venture Capital » Blog Archive » Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] re there any blogging in Texas? Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad Om Malik broke the news that Yahoo is buying Dial Pad. This [...]

  6. Texas Venture Capital » Blog Archive » Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] re there any blogging in Texas? Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad Om Malik broke the news that Yahoo is buying Dial Pad. This [...]

  7. Om…you are the scoop guru.

  8. Lockergnome’s Tech News Watch Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    Yahoo Buys Dialpad Gets Serious About VoIP

    In a nutshell: Yahoo is taking on Skype. “Yahoo, like other IM providers might have been late to the VoIP party, but the company is quickly making up for lost time. Barely a month after launching its own VoIP enabled IM beta product, the company snapp…

  9. Razvan Antonescu » Blog Archive » Yahoo gets serious with VoIP Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] porate Communications. Yahoo will integrate Dialpad’s services with its new IM product. Source Advancedippipeline asks themselves: How long until Microsoft and Google react [...]

  10. Razvan Antonescu » Blog Archive » Yahoo gets serious with VoIP Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] porate Communications. Yahoo will integrate Dialpad’s services with its new IM product. Source Advancedippipeline asks themselves: How long until Microsoft and Google react [...]

  11. Razvan Antonescu » Blog Archive » Yahoo gets serious with VoIP Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] porate Communications. Yahoo will integrate Dialpad’s services with its new IM product. Source Advancedippipeline asks themselves: How long until Microsoft and Google react [...]

  12. Well they certainly have an installed base of IM users to provide this. Now, the question is who will provide Skype the portal experience? M’soft or Google? I have a feeling it is M’soft given Skype’s technology bias towards Windows CE environments. If Yaho now integrates news, media, and VOIP based IM chat into the messenger environment, it could be a winner.

  13. Alex Rowland Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    Just another example of broadband providers descending into low-margin commodity hell. SBC et al know exactly what’s going on. I would say they’re just waiting for the right time to drop a load of cash on a few winners and roll the services into their own offering. The only problem with this plan is that Yahoo, MSFT, Google et al might beat them to it. Time to sh*t or get off the pot…

  14. ALT1040 » Yahoo compra Dialpad, no Skype Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    [...] el Yahoo! Messenger y empezarán a competir más fuerte con Skype. La exclusiva la tiene Ohm Malik y hay más información en Engadget. Esta anotación fue escrita el [...]

  15. Search Engine Watch Blog Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    Yahoo Acquires Net Phone Provider and Ping Service

    Yahoo has gone out and acquired an internet telephone (VoIP) service….

  16. Thomas Hirsch Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    Yahoo! move appears to force RBOCs to stop stalling and enter VoIP full force, or face disasterous consequences in the near future. Further, if cable companies, such as Comcast, want to be major players in voice, they, too, had better act fast. It might be best for cable companies to unite, and offer the same VoIP service. And wVoIP adds an interesting, probably influential, dimension. Any predictions on what the telephone scene will be like a year from now?

  17. Yahoo! VoIP adds punch with Dialpad

    Businessweek just reported that Yahoo! has just acquired DialPad Communications. Dialpad is a PC to Phone provider made famous by offering free PC to PSTN calls into the US in 2000-2002. They no longer provide free pc to pstn service…

  18. John Battelle’s Searchblog Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    Yahoo Getting Into Voice…

    Om has the scoop……

  19. ¿Yahoo! ama a Skype?

    Con un título extraño producto del signo de exclamación perteneciente al nombre de Yahoo! (TFTLT) les contamos que Yahoo! podría estar interesada en hacerle locamente el amor a Skype y producir una familia de multimillonarios. Por el blog de Paul…

  20. Yahoo buys dialpad

    Yahoo! has had a frenzy of activity this year, and it’s still early. It has just been announced that Yahoo has purchased dialpad, a VoIP provider. Rather funny since everyone has just been waiting for Yahoo to scoop up…

  21. Sean’s Blog Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    New Telstra CEO

  22. Yahoo Japan’s been offering IP phone service for at least a year.

  23. 國二è?œé³¥å¿™è£¡å?·é–’ Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    Yahoo! è²· DialPad

    這次是真的消æ?¯äº† :p

    根據眾多新è?žä¾†æº?指出,Yahoo! 確定買下了 Dialpad 這家å?š VoIP 的公å?¸ï¼›é€™éº¼èªªä¾†ï¼Œä¹‹å‰?的舊文所æ??到的 Skype 難ä¸?æˆ?是煙幕彈 ? o_O

    Technorati Tags: yahoo, dialpad, voip

  24. Yahoo Japan has been offering IP voice for more than 4 years now. There are some fundamental differences: that one is a pure arbitrage play and it is ATA based, requiring connection to PSTN. For example emergency calls go over PSTN.

    I am missing the importance and excitment of this acquisition. Yahoo now will replace Net2Phone with Dialpad. A reseller service has been replaced by an in-house service. Other than that how will things change?

  25. geekvoice.com Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    Yahoo compra Dialpad y blo.gs

  26. ¡Weblog de Raismave! » Blog Archive » Yahoo no compra Skipe, compra DialPad Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] e al Yahoo Messengger, también teniendo en cuenta que Dialpad lleva años en el mercado. Aquí tuvieron la primicia! This entry was posted [...]

  27. ¡Weblog de Raismave! » Blog Archive » Yahoo no compra Skipe, compra DialPad Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] e al Yahoo Messengger, también teniendo en cuenta que Dialpad lleva años en el mercado. Aquí tuvieron la primicia! This entry was posted [...]

  28. ¡Weblog de Raismave! » Blog Archive » Yahoo no compra Skipe, compra DialPad Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] e al Yahoo Messengger, también teniendo en cuenta que Dialpad lleva años en el mercado. Aquí tuvieron la primicia! This entry was posted [...]

  29. Xten Softphone SDK Delivers PC-to-PC VoIP in New Yahoo! Messenger

    eyeBeam SDK Licensed to Enhance PC-to-PC VoIP in Instant Messaging Xten Networks, Inc. announced today that Yahoo!, a leading global Internet company, has licensed Xten’s eyeBeam software development kit (SDK) to deliver SIP-based PC-to-PC VoIP in the…

  30. » Yahoo and Google Targeting VOIP Technology – Search Engine Journal Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] ortedly also has its fingers in the VOIP pie. Om Malick looks into the acquisition on his Broadband Blog : Yahoo, like other IM providers might have been late to [...]

  31. Zoinger » Blog Archive » Dialpad, Yahoo! and Skype — PC-to-PC and PC-to-PSTN VoIP Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] three stats are from Om’s post on the VoIP market Thoughts On the Acquisition Om Malik on Broadband Yahoo confirmed the deal, declined to talk [...]

  32. Zoinger » Blog Archive » Dialpad, Yahoo! and Skype — PC-to-PC and PC-to-PSTN VoIP Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] three stats are from Om’s post on the VoIP market Thoughts On the Acquisition Om Malik on Broadband Yahoo confirmed the deal, declined to talk [...]

  33. Zoinger » Blog Archive » Dialpad, Yahoo! and Skype — PC-to-PC and PC-to-PSTN VoIP Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    [...] three stats are from Om’s post on the VoIP market Thoughts On the Acquisition Om Malik on Broadband Yahoo confirmed the deal, declined to talk [...]

  34. Bloggers Break Yahoo! Buy of Dialpad

    If the traditional media companies aren’t already nervous about the amazing rise of dot.com era superstars Google and Yahoo, they should be. And if the traditional business press isn’t word about blogs, well, let’s hope they stay that…

  35. SEMphonic Competitive Analysis, Yahoo! Buys VOIP Player Dial Pad

    SEMphonic is a new competitive analysis research tool. Google toolbar bundled with WinZip. Washington Times switches from Google to Yahoo! Search. EFF offers a legal guide to bloggers. Yahoo! snaps up VOIP player Dial Pad.

  36. Engadget 中文版 » Yahoo并没购并Skype,而选择了DialPad Thursday, June 16, 2005

    [...] #8221;增加计算机对电è¯?和室内电è¯?的快æ?·æ–¹å¼?”ã€?。 英文原文 æ?¥æº?原文 Permalink

    [...]

  37. The VoIP Weblog Friday, June 17, 2005

    shaping the VoIP business chain

    Yahoo, one of the largest web portals, bought dialpad, a Califonia-based VoIP call subscription provider, on June 14th, marking the beginning for yahoo to acquire small VoIP service providers, reported by both Gigaom.com and Conrante.com The acquisitio…

  38. VoIP-News-Net Wednesday, June 22, 2005

    Om Malik on Yahoo! purchase of Dialpad

    Interesting comments from Om Malik over at his blog on Yahoo!’s plans after its acqusition of Dialpad:Yahoo, like other IM providers might have been late to the VoIP party, but the company is quickly making up for lost time. Barely

  39. Any idea on the numbers?
    What was Dialpads revenue like? Their margins? Profits/losses? Capitalization? Cash on hand?

    How did Yahoo value them?

  40. Technology Futurist Tuesday, June 28, 2005

    Yahoo! Takes the VoIP Plunge…

    The big news today, as reported by Om Malik: Yahoo! got serious about adding VoIP to its portfolio and acquired Dialpad, the well-known VoIP operator.  Almost everyone I know used Dialpad for free calls to the US at some point circa 199…

  41. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Microsoft eyeing Teleo? Tuesday, June 28, 2005

    [...] window.document.getElementById(‘post-4499′).parentNode.className += ‘ adhesive_post'; Yahoo bought DialPad and perhaps that is an incentive enough for other majors – Google [...]

  42. mawazo na mawaidha » Blog Archive » kwa kifupi Sunday, July 3, 2005

    [...] tena , miezi baada ya shirika la yahoo kuongeza himili ya simu hizi kwenye programu yao ya messenger , shirika la microsoft nalo linasemekana linanyanyua misuli yake na kili ta [...]

  43. mawazo na mawaidha » Blog Archive » kwa kifupi Sunday, July 3, 2005

    [...] tena , miezi baada ya shirika la yahoo kuongeza himili ya simu hizi kwenye programu yao ya messenger , shirika la microsoft nalo linasemekana linanyanyua misuli yake na kili ta [...]

  44. mawazo na mawaidha » Blog Archive » kwa kifupi Sunday, July 3, 2005

    [...] tena , miezi baada ya shirika la yahoo kuongeza himili ya simu hizi kwenye programu yao ya messenger , shirika la microsoft nalo linasemekana linanyanyua misuli yake na kili ta [...]

  45. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Earthlink’s free VoIP with Vling Beta Monday, July 11, 2005

    [...] Vling Beta Gizmo Project, the SIP-based Skype competitor is creating a lot of buzz. Yahoo is making (VoIP) noise with Dialpad, and soon Microsoft will have something in t [...]

  46. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Yahoo’s new WiFi Bus, and other tiny tales Sunday, July 24, 2005

    [...] mentioned that they spent $122 million on acquisitions and other activities. That would be DialPad, Flickr, and TeRespondo. Nearly $72.4 million was paid out in cash. The big qu [...]

  47. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Yahoo Messenger Does Voice Messaging Tuesday, August 9, 2005

    [...] of relying only on Web browsers or e-mail, the company said on Monday. Guess, that DialPad acquisition was not for nothing. Yahoo, atleast has realized how critical its IM softw [...]

  48. An Open Letter to Maclean’s…

    Steve Maich’s recent column, “Nothing to blog about” , extolls the same tired sentiment and wild speculation that the rest of the mainstream media wrote about a year ago. That many members of the mainstream media–the Times and BusinessWeek being…

  49. Om Malik’s Broadband Blog » Long Term Impact of Voice over IM Tuesday, August 30, 2005

    [...] ” clients is nothing but Silicon Valley’s version of keeping up with Jones. Yahoo (via DialPad acquisition), Microsoft (via Teleo acquisition), AIM, Google Talk and Appl [...]

  50. DIALPAD voice quality is HORRIBLE….not worth using even if it were free!!!

  51. VoIPWiki Blog » 2005 VoIP Year In Review Tuesday, January 3, 2006

    [...] June 14: Yahoo! Buys Dialpad Communications, potentially turning the longstanding Internet portal with over 87 Million Yahoo! Messenger subscribers worldwide into a communications vehicle that some say will rival Skype. Om Malik on Broadband [...]

  52. The New Landscape of Mobile Technology – Alliances and Pacts Between Search Engines, Manufacturers and Carriers – Allen Tsai – Technology in Motion Friday, January 6, 2006

    [...] Similarly, Yahoo! acquired DialPad, a VoIP company that sells PC2PC and PC2Phone services to consumers. [...]

  53. Heavy DialPad User Friday, April 7, 2006

    The rhetorical question above was: “… how serious is Yahoo about VoiP?”

    The answer is: “Not very.” Since they acquired DialPad the quality of service and the abilty to connect PC2Phone on Intl. calls has deteriorated significantly. Sometimes I have to dial 10 to 20 times to reach Brazil.

    They were serious about BUYING a VoiP Company, not running one.

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  55. Rob Palermo / Dave Sammarco Saturday, March 10, 2007

    We both used Dial Pad when it first came available…OH…did we have problems…it blew up many times…but we kept using it till we had over an hour of use betweet ct. and ca.. We should have invested it it…we helped dial pad become part of ya hoo….enjoy..Dial Pad..we sure did…Rob P and Dave S.

  56. Rob Palermo / Dave Sammarco Saturday, March 10, 2007

    We both used Dial Pad when it first came available…OH…did we have problems…it blew up many times…but we kept using it till we had over an hour of use betweet ct. and ca.. We should have invested it it…we helped dial pad become part of ya hoo….enjoy..Dial Pad..we sure did…Rob P and Dave S.

  57. Rob Palermo / Dave Sammarco Saturday, March 10, 2007

    We both used Dial Pad when it first came available…OH…did we have problems…it blew up many times…but we kept using it till we had over an hour of use betweet ct. and ca.. We should have invested it it…we helped dial pad become part of ya hoo….enjoy..Dial Pad..we sure did…Rob P and Dave S.

  58. TechCrunch en français » Confirmé: Google rachète GrandCentral Monday, July 2, 2007

    [...] derrière GrandCentral il y a un français expatrié du nom de Vincent Paquet qui avait déjà vendu une startup à Yahoo (DialPad). C’est donc sa seconde réussite. Félicitations à [...]

  59. Bad Management? | LucaFiligheddu.com Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    [...] bought Dialpad a couple of years ago and let Jeff Bonforte, man behind Yahoo Messenger and former SIPPhone [...]

  60. The Current State of Yahoo! And Where Yahoo!’s Acquisitions Since 1997 Are Now Monday, December 15, 2008

    [...] services as of today. When I was backtracking for news on this acquisition, I stumbled upon GigaOM, who seems to have been the first to report the [...]

  61. To Revive its Fortunes, AOL Will Acquire or Partner With Startups Monday, September 7, 2009

    [...] was looking to capitalize on opportunities in Internet Telephony. Brad left Dialpad to join Yahoo, which then later acquired Dialpad. Garlinghouse told us that he has no opinion about introducing VoIP based services to the AOL. A [...]

  62. Yahoo buys VoIP company Dial Pad | Texas Startup Blog Wednesday, September 9, 2009

    [...] Om Malik broke the news that Yahoo is buying Dial Pad. [...]

  63. One Stop Technology Shop Friday, November 20, 2009

    [...] was led by Craig Walker and Vincent Paquet (now of GoogleVoice-the duo that founded GrandCentral). Dialpad, was purchased by Yahoo back in 2005 which in Internet Time is akin to the ice age [...]

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