Keku

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KeKu
Company logo of Keku.png
Type of site
Private
Headquarters New York City, USA
Owner Michael Choupak
Founder(s) Michael Choupak (as Stanacard)
Key people Manlio Carrelli (CEO)
Drew Bernstein (COO)
Phillip Alexeev (Director of Marketing and Growth)
Slogan(s) Dial Local Connect Global
Website www.keku.com
Launched 10 April 2010

KeKu is a VoIP company based in New York City, in the United States. KeKu, formed in April 2010, currently offers international calling to its users by assigning local numbers to contacts in 41 different countries.[1] KeKu uses its own patented Smart Dial technology for its services.[2] Users can make use of KeKu's services via its iOS, Android and Google Chrome apps as well as in-browser calling from keku.com.[3][4]

History[edit]

The parent company of KeKu, Stanacard, was formed on 20 March 2007. Stanacard's website had been launched two years earlier, in January 2005. The website provided a service for prepaid service cards with its patented Smartdial capability.[5] KeKu was formed in April 2010. The company's website, keku.com, launched out of beta in May 2012.[6] By August 2012, KeKu had reached 500,000 users for its free and paid services.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KeKu assigns local numbers to your international friends". Lifehacker. September 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "SmartDial patent". US Patent Office. August 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "CNet's Sree Sreenivasan picks out the best apps for long distance calls". CBS. September 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "There's a Skype killer that runs right in your Chrome browser". Business Insider. December 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Intermedia.net announces Stanacard.com". FreeLibrary. January 27, 2005. 
  6. ^ "KeKu promises cheap high quality calls". Techcrunch. May 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "KeKu group calling app". Techcrunch. August 13, 2012. 

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