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eVoice is a telecommunications service owned by j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) that manages incoming and outgoing calls using a virtual phone number.
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Craig Taro Gold

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The service was founded by Wendell Brown and Craig Taro Gold in 2000 and re-launched in March 2010 with new features, targeting entrepreneurs and small businesses.
He is the author of several New York Times best-selling books including Open Your Mind, Open Your Life and Living Wabi Sabi. He is the co-founder of eVoice and Teleo along with other business ventures.

Wendell Brown

The service was founded by Wendell Brown and Craig Taro Gold in 2000 and re-launched in March 2010 with new features, targeting entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Brown has founded multiple notable technology companies including Teleo, LiveOps and eVoice.

Google Voice

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A competitor to eVoice is Google Voice. Brown's patented techniques, such as voicemail-to-email, visual voicemail, enhanced caller ID, were innovations later deployed by Google Voice and Apple.
There are several competing virtual number services, such as eVoice.

J2 Global

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In June 2004, the eVoice brand name and internet domain were acquired by j2 Global (NASDAQ:JCOM).
Business Cloud Services brands include eFax, Onebox, eVoice, Fusemail, Campaigner, KeepITsafe, VaultLogix, Callstream, Yotta280, Mailout Interactive, GDV, BackUp Solutions, SugarSync, Nuvotera, UnityFax, Firstway Digital, Excel Micro, Web24 Group, MXSweep, City Numbers, LiveDrive, MetroFax, FoneBox, TrustFax, RapidFax, Send2Fax and Fax.com.

Oak Investment Partners

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Before the acquisition, eVoice raised more than $50 million in funding from idealab!, BlueRun Ventures (formerly Nokia Ventures), Oak Investment Partners, and Worldview Technology Partners.
Other notable Oak investments include eVoice, Dick's Sporting Goods, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Office Depot, Petsmart, Polycom, nLIGHT, Sandisk, and Seagate, Tikona Infinet Limited.

Idealab

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Before the acquisition, eVoice raised more than $50 million in funding from idealab!, BlueRun Ventures (formerly Nokia Ventures), Oak Investment Partners, and Worldview Technology Partners.

List of Internet entrepreneurs

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Scott Banister

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These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001.

Livedrive

Livedrive is part of j2's Business Cloud Services division, which includes eFax, eVoice, Fusemail, Campaigner, and KeepITsafe.

Net2Phone

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In August 2000, Jonathan Fram, president of the company, left to join eVoice.

Virtual number

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eVoice is a telecommunications service owned by j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) that manages incoming and outgoing calls using a virtual phone number.

Local number portability

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Local telephone assigned by eVoice are not portable to another provider, despite FCC policy that clients of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers are entitled to keep an existing phone number.

Federal Communications Commission

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Local telephone assigned by eVoice are not portable to another provider, despite FCC policy that clients of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers are entitled to keep an existing phone number.

Conference call

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Apple Inc.

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Brown's patented techniques, such as voicemail-to-email, visual voicemail, enhanced caller ID, were innovations later deployed by Google Voice and Apple.

MCI Inc.

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eVoice supplied voicemail solutions to MCI and AT&T, as well as web portals and VoIP providers including Qwest, Snowball, and Dialpad.

AT&T

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eVoice supplied voicemail solutions to MCI and AT&T, as well as web portals and VoIP providers including Qwest, Snowball, and Dialpad.

WarnerMedia

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eVoice was acquired by AOL Time-Warner in July 2008 and merged into AOLbyPhone.

Quack.com

eVoice was acquired by AOL Time-Warner in July 2008 and merged into AOLbyPhone.

Ziff Davis

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In 2011, Ziff Davis gave eVoice a favourable review in its publication PC Magazine; j2 Global owns both Ziff-Davis and eVoice.