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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 November 12, 2009


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 March 4, 2011


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 August 24, 2010


Use Gmail to make VoIP calls: Hands-on review

We fired up Google's new phone feature in Google Talk to make calls for free to people in the U.S. and Canada, right from Gmail. Here's our hands-on review.

By August 25, 2010


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


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 April 8, 2010


Google to test ultrafast broadband to the home

What can be done with network speeds of a gigabit per second? Google wants to find out through a test network that will reach up to half a million people.

By February 10, 2010


Nexus One: Smartphone revolution still on hold

Apple paved the way, and with its new Nexus One, Google is following. But there is a way that Google could really lead.

By January 5, 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 November 21, 2009


Rumors of a Gphone refuse to die

Yet another report predicting Google is about to release its own phone raises more questions than it answers about Google's mobile strategy.

By November 18, 2009