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It may sound somewhat wild, but Google could very well take over the world. We know, you're thinking we're crazy, but the evidence is mounting. It has taken over the search market (and improved usability all the while), it has crafted its own mobile operating system (one that actually rivals the mighty iPhone), it's currently developing its own computer operating system in Chrome OS, it already has a Chrome web browser that's easily better than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, it has a chat tool that may trump Campfire in Google Wave, and now it's fixing to replace your phone company. Who's laughing... Read more...
Google Voice is great. It gives you a one number that you can give out which rings different phones (or goes straight to voicemail) depending on the caller. You can even call someone and have them see your Google Voice number by calling your Google Voice number, logging in, and pressing 2. Ah, but how much easier would it be if we didn't need to take that extra step. That's the point behind these mobile apps. On Wednesday, Google is releasing mobile apps for both Android and BlackBerry. These will allow users to make calls with their Google Voice number without the step outlined above. Naturally,... Read more...
It was great when number portability came to cell phones. It was great when Google Voice (nee GrandCentral), promising one number to ring multiple phones emerged as a service. What if you could port your number to Google Voice, though? That's what TechCrunch says is coming. While the fact that Google Voice is supposed to be a number you can keep forever, if you could port the cell phone number or some business number you have currently plastered all over your business cards to it, think of how much more useful it could be. Besides that, it seems that Google is also preparing to launch new mobile... Read more...
HotHardware told you earlier about the nifty web-based phone service GrandCentral. It allows you to ring every number you have on any phone of your choosing, along with a powerful caller ID and a host of other features. Well, Google was interested in the service, too, and thought GrandCentral would make a grand addition to their stable of web-based widgets.  They announced the purchase of the company on Monday on their official blog. "We think GrandCentral's technology fits well into Google's efforts to provide services that enhance the collaborative exchange of information between... Read more...