CNET News Daily Podcast: Listening in on Google Voice

Google has a new plan for how people interact with their phone service. Step one: automatically transcribed voice mails.

Google on Thursday unveiled a service called Google Voice , which has the potential to make the search giant a middleman in an important part of people's lives, telephone communications. What does it do? CNET News intern Erik Palm asked reporter Stephen Shankland.

Plus, what went down during the Palm Pre Webcast ? Unfortunately, not so much. That, and more of the day's headlines, on Thursday's CNET News Daily Podcast.


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Today's stories:

FBI raids former offices of Obama's choice for CIO A new spin on battery technology Live blog of Palm Pre Webcast Google Voice: A push to rewire your phone service eBay retooling marketplace division Apple ready for third generation of iPhone Yahoo Messenger encroaches on Facebook turf Dancing curses! The Woz has a fractured foot
About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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