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updated: 7/23/2014 12:41 PM

Dan Borislow, magicJack inventor, dies at 52

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  • magicJack CEO and founder Dan Borislow

      magicJack CEO and founder Dan Borislow
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The man who invented the popular magicJack device has died in Florida. He was 52.

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MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd. says in a statement that Dan Borislow died Monday.

MagicJack pioneered phone calls over the Internet, advertised as a means of "eliminating your monthly phone bill forever." The device became available in thousands of stores.

More than 10 million have been sold.

Borislow was also well known for his ties to horse racing and women's professional soccer.

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