Other influencer programs created by his agency have been for AT&T, AOL, GrandCentral
(now Google Voice)--and a number of other clients.
Android, 2Web Technologies, Marratech, GrandCentral
and Gzimo5 acquisitions or initiatives are among the reasons for the prediction.
Google Voice is a hybrid phone/internet service--a free version of the telecommunications service formerly known as GrandCentral
that uses voice over internet protocol (VoIP) to interface with good old-fashioned telephones.
Google Voice is what became of GrandCentral
, a buzzed-about telephony startup that Google acquired for $95 million in 2007--and then promptly tucked away for further development.
lt;p>Google Voice, called GrandCentral
when Google acquired it in 2007, is available only by invitation.
The debut marked the fruits of Google's acquisition of VoIP services provider GrandCentral
in 2007 for $95 million.
uses VoIP to converge all of your phone numbers and e-mail into one unified message center.
The service is currently available only to existing users of a Google-owned telephone service known as GrandCentral
, which the Mountain View, California, Internet company purchased in July 2007.
service gives you one master phone number to hand out and then lets you manage your communications in a variety of cool ways.
also uses community feedback to identify other spam numbers and add them to its filter for any user.
While new cell phones are loaded with an incredible array of features, a free service called GrandCentral
As the first consumer example of unified communications, GrandCentral
is a precursor to the corporate versions to be offered (by Microsoft and IBM), says Geoff Johnson, vice president of research at Gartner.