- WEB STARTUPS
- WEB JOBS
- ALL TOPICS
Yoomba, a p2p voice and IM service has announced that they have reached over 500,000 users in less than a month of the service being active. Dan from VentureBeat describes Yoomba as, "Yoomba, lets you send and receive VoIP calls and instant messages from your existing e-mail service. It’s a download but requires no sign-up — and so avoids you having to create a separate account at a service like Skype or Jajah."
It's important to remember that to use this service, both ends of the conversation need to download the Yoomba client. And not to take anything away from the party, but I look forward to seeing continual usage over time. Downloads and one-time usage is great, but it's the continual/loyal users that will make the product successful.
"We are very pleased with such rapid growth, accompanied by such positive user feedback. There is nothing else out there like Yoomba, and more and more people are discovering us every day," said Elad Hemar, Co-founder and CEO of Yoomba. "Yoomba's email calling and email chat features are now being used to reach half a million users all over the world. We haven't seen a communications network grow this quickly since Skype."
Yoomba was founded in Israel, has offices in the U.S and is funded by US Venture Partners and Global Catalyst Partners.