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Google Voice

Google buys Global IP Solutions, adds to VoIP holdings

May 18th, 2010

Google, Inc. has purchased internet VoIP company Global IP Solutions for a cool $68.2 million; a 27.5% premium over the company’s current stock price. While Global IP may not be a household name, you might be familiar with what they provide and to whom they provide it: the back-end VoIP engine used by the Yahoo!, …

Google Voice being tested by Google, on the desktop

April 8th, 2010

Way back in November of 2009, Google bought Internet-based calling software company Gizmo5. The implications of the acquisition were pretty clear, and speculation about the possible integration of Gizmo5’s platform into the already thriving Google Voice system soon began. Yesterday, after over four months of radio silence from Google, the gang over at TechCrunch wrote: …

Google quietly adds group SMS to Google Voice web interface

January 30th, 2010

It appears as though Google has quietly added the ability to send SMS messages to multiple contacts via its Google Voice web interface. Those who rely heavily, or primarily, on Google Voice have been requesting this feature for quite some time. There has been no official announcement from Google yet, but those of you with …

Google Voice web app updated for Pre and iPhone

January 26th, 2010

Today, Google is rolling out a new version of their Google Voice web app, leveraging HTML5, which enables Palm Pre and Apple iPhone users to have a more rich user experience. We know, we know, it isn’t a native app… but the interface looks pretty darn good. The new web app facilitates all the functions …

Google Nexus One Review

January 9th, 2010

Ah, the Google Nexus One. Google’s current “flagship” Android device received an enormous amount of attention in the time leading up to its release. While definitely justified, it also came with a dose of unrealistic expectations. Admittedly, it is one of the most powerful smartphones on the entire planet (no, we won’t refer to it …

GV Mobile 2.0 first look

December 26th, 2009

It’s pretty simple: Apple’s iPhone OS is basically the only major smartphone operating system without an official or unofficial Google Voice client. We used to have GV Mobile and VoiceCentral, but as we all know, those were abruptly removed from the App Store and even Google’s official client was turned away. Well, at least Apple …

Google aquires Gizmo5, VoIP for Google Voice on the horizon?

November 9th, 2009

The implications of this deal are exciting. Google has purchased, in cash, the internet VoIP company Gizmo5 for a cool $30 million. The deal brings a true SIP/VoIP provider into the Google fold — the potential to merge the acquired technology with Google Voice and/or Google Talk is staring us right in the face. Last …

Google Dashboard launched

November 5th, 2009

Ever wonder how much of your personal information you’ve willingly donated to Google over the past 11 years? Today, Google announced the launch of a new product to help you find out, and it’s titled Google Dashboard. The Dashboard allows you to view all facets of your Google life: Gmail, Google Calendar, web history, what …

Google Voice now features Voicemail

October 27th, 2009

It’s a scientific fact that Google Voice is all of that and a bag of potato chips, but now it’s gotten even better thanks in part to Google’s willingness to tick off every carrier in the nation. In the past, users who wished to take advantage of the features of Google Voice would have to …