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Google buys Gizmo5 for Google Voice

Terms of the deal for the VoIP software company were undisclosed, but Google's second acquisition of the week will be used to help Google Voice.

By Nov. 12, 2009


Report: Google testing desktop Google Voice

A desktop version of Google Voice would allow users of the service to treat their PC or Mac like a phone, and compete with existing services such as Skype.

By Apr. 8, 2010


GrandCentral Web site to jump the tracks

Google on December 31 will shut down site for GrandCentral, which it acquired and reworked into Google Voice. Users should back up old messages now.

By Nov. 21, 2009


Use your PC as a phone

How to use your computer as a phone.

By Sep. 2, 2008


Google testing voice calling in Gmail

Gmail users could soon be able to place and receive voice calls from within their Gmail in-boxes as part of a new service integrated into Google Chat.

By Aug. 24, 2010


Reporters' Roundtable: Michael Robertson on today's music industry

Robertson has made a career out of attacking the music industry, first with MP3.com, and more recently with radio recording service DAR.fm. CNET digital media reporter Greg Sandoval also joins us.

By Mar. 4, 2011


Google to buy VoIP, videoconferencing company

Heads up, Skype: By acquiring Global IP Solutions for about $68 million, Google expects to improve its audio and video communication abilities.

By May. 18, 2010


Targus USB mouse doubles as VoIP phone, $17.95 (today only)

Deal-of-the-day site Yugster has this dual-purpose mouse for $17.95 plus shipping. It originally sold for around $45.

By Jul. 2, 2008


Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1106: A tall drink of moon water

Turns out when we blew up the moon a few weeks ago, we found water! Yay! The bottled water companies are presumably planning their trips now. THIS is how we motivate us to get back to the moon!

By Nov. 13, 2009


GizmoCall tries to make cheap VoIP calls easy

New voice over Internet Protocol service doesn't require a software client, which means that users can get started making calls with just a click of their mouse.

By Dec. 16, 2008