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January 20, 2010 at 9:45 AM

Seattle startup Cloudvox sold, three months after launch

Cloudvox barely had time to get the kinks out of the telephony platform it launched in October, giving Web developers a simple way to add phone calling features to their applications.

The Seattle startup announced today that it was sold to Ifbyphone Inc., a Chicago “cloud telephony” provider.

“By acquiring Cloudvox, we’re sending a message to businesses of every size: If you’re interested in using telephone applications to automate sales, marketing, business processes, and Web applications, we’re the place to start,” Ifbyphone Chief Executive Irv Shapiro said in the release.

Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed.

Cloudvox was started by Loudeye veterans Troy Davis and Eric Lindvall; Lindvall also worked at Consera and Therion.

Cloudvox will continue to have its office in Seattle – where it employs two people plus contractors – and its service will be called Cloudvox Powered by Ifbyphone, a spokeswoman said.

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