Google Voice May Threaten Other Phone Services –

Here’s yet another example of ways in which Google is engaging digital convergence, and also neither ending an old media nor creating a wholly new media, but rather changing telephony, messaging, voicemail, mobile tech, and what we think of a phone call as, e.g 1:1 in person, location, conversation.

Google Voice is an expanded version of a service previously known as GrandCentral, a start-up that Google acquired 20 months ago. It is intended to simplify the way people handle phone calls, voice mail and text messages. The service will initially be made available only to existing GrandCentral subscribers; Google says the general public will be able to use it in the coming weeks.

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