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Google Confirms Acquisition of GrandCentral

Last week we reported on TechCrunch’s post that Google had acquired voice communications company GrandCentral. Google has now confirmed that acquisition:

We’re pleased to announce that we have acquired GrandCentral Communications, a company that provides services for managing your voice communications. GrandCentral is an innovative service that lets users integrate all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account, which can be accessed from the web. We think GrandCentral’s technology fits well into Google’s efforts to provide services that enhance the collaborative exchange of information between our users.

The GrandCentral team share their excitement over at their company blog.

Speculation is that this might help Google assign telephone numbers to Google Talk’s voice capabilities, giving them a Skype competitor – which I’m sure eBay will just love! ;-)

  • http://www.brianchappell.com Brian Chappell

    Maybe google can now instruct them on how to make a search engine friendly blog ;) “/?p=133″

  • http://www.mynetnuke.com/Blog.aspx netnuke

    Nice catch Brian :)

  • http://www.webmaster-money.org Webmaster Money

    I am wondering when there will be some Google Cell phone.
    I dont see point in this acqisition, what is the benefit for google and what it brings to users?

  • homer

    Is there any more information we need to provide to Google. There is a price to pay for all free stuff, in this case it’s your privacy.
    “GrandCentral is an innovative service that lets users integrate all of their existing phone numbers and voice mailboxes into one account, which can be accessed from the web.”
    Too spooky for me!