January 23, 2008 06:00 ET

Hictu and Jajah Partner to Remove Barriers to Convenient, Affordable Global Communication

Partnership Between Abbeynet, Pioneer of Video Micro-Blogging, and Jajah, a Global Web-Activated Telephony Leader

CAGLIARI, ITALY and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Jajah, a global web-activated telephony leader, and Hictu, the innovative video micro-blogging service launched by Abbeynet last June, today announced Hictu's complete integration of Jajah's voice-calling capabilities into their technology platform.

Hictu users will be able to use Jajah service from within any micro-post on Hictu, simply by clicking on the green Jajah button embedded in their Hictu profile. Users will also be able to talk from their phone with any other Jajah customer or with any user who has previously registered a phone number in the Jajah section of their Hictu profile.

"We are very proud to announce this partnership with Jajah," states Luca Filigheddu, CEO of Abbeynet. "Jajah is one of the fastest growing global Web telephony companies; a young company forecasted to play a leadership role in the future of Web-integrated communications."

Developed in Italy and capable of competing over an international Web 2.0 scenario, the Hictu video micro-blogging platform lets users instantly publish text, audio and video messages online and share this content with friends and other Hictu users. Video and audio messages can be recorded directly from within Hictu webpages, turning the service into the "Twitter" for video micro-bloggers. Hictu enables users to update the world with their "real-time" status and activities, while integrating content from leading IM and VoIP services.

"Micro communities like Hictu are becoming daily places of congregation and are increasing in importance for their users," says Roman Scharf, JAJAH co-founder. "It is our conviction to provide these spaces with the opportunity for web to voice capability to match the communication needs and preferences of its users. Hictu's service is compelling and unique and we are thrilled to be working with them."


JAJAH, a global web-activated telephony leader headquartered in Mountain View, California, is dedicated to removing the barriers to global communications and bringing consumers, enterprises and telecommunications companies vastly improved telephony solutions. JAJAH's telephony 2.0 services -- including Jajah Direct, Jajah Buttons, and Jajah Web -- combine the best of the Internet with the best of the existing telephony infrastructure. Leading the next generation of IP communications, JAJAH makes it convenient and affordable for people everywhere to stay in touch. For more information please visit

About Abbeynet

Abbeynet develops high technology solutions based on VoIP paradigm. Founded in Cagliari, Italy, in the year 2000 the company launched in the same year Chocophone, one of the first VoIP services worldwide. Today with more than seven years of experience in the Voice Over IP space, the company reached a leader position in Europe. Abbeynet develop and sells end-to-end platforms to allow telecom companies and Internet Service Providers to offer high quality VoIP services to their customers. Abbeynet also offers solutions designed to answer the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) such as Sitofono. The company is also a major VoIP telecom provider for consumer users and is the only Italian company awarded by the Pulver100 Award. Last June Abbeynet developed and launched its first Web 2.0 service, Hictu, an innovative video micro-blogging service. and

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