Prior to UberConference, Walker was CEO and co-founder of GrandCentral
A recent surge of takeovers such as Android, 2Web Technologies, Marratech, GrandCentral
, Gizmo5, and other innovative communications and collaboration firms, as well as recently developed and launched products, show that the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) market is one of the Google's directions.
lt;p>Google Voice, called GrandCentral
when Google acquired it in 2007, is available only by invitation.
Google received a lot of feedback since they started to sent invitations to people who signed up to test the Google Voice, a service based on technology from GrandCentral
which Google took control in 2007.
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.
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.
Founder Craig Walker to Keynote High-Energy Event Exposing Early Stage Innovation in Communications
Voice), co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral
Communications, acquired by Google in July 2007 (now Google Voice), and was the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Google Ventures.
Google Voice is built with technology obtained through its 2007 acquisition of Internet telephony company GrandCentral
Ian Yeowart, managing director of GrandCentral
, said: "The development of our Sunderland service has shown what a boost new direct inter-city links are for towns and cities long removed from the inter-city network.