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Google to buy Grand Central

Search giant Google is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to purchase Grand Central. The purveyors of  “One Number for Life” will soon find themselves under the warm and protective Google umbrella. Grand Central is an innovative service that provides users with a single phone number that can route calls to multiple different phone lines, giving you single number access to a land line, cell phone, business phone, and more. It also provides email delivery of MP3-encoded voice mail messages, among many other things. This appears to be a smart move on Google’s part, further enabling the company to pursue world domination, supreme wealth, and king of the hill status. There’s no word on how much GC will end up fetching (though $50 million seems to be on the tip of their tongues), if there will be material change to GC’s services, or anything else for that matter. It will be very interesting to see how things proceed over the next few months.


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.