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Google- GrandCentral deal could be rite of passage for GoogleTalk

This morning, TechCrunch is reporting that a deal may be closing between Google and GrandCentral.GrandCentral is a widely praised (if buggy, according to some) service that enables one phone number for life, and allows you to select which phones ring.
Written by Russell Shaw, Contributor on

This morning, TechCrunch is reporting that a deal may be closing between Google and GrandCentral.

GrandCentral is a widely praised (if buggy, according to some) service that enables one phone number for life, and allows you to select which phones ring. Listen in before you pick up? Not a problem.

GC also has a mobile service, with a suite of services best described via this illustration:

My take on Google:Grand Central: maybe this acquisition will enable the sometimes-overlooked GoogleTalk service to finally enter the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) call-termination arena with as much gusto as Google is capable of when they put their minds to it.

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