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3/12/2009
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Irwin Lazar
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Google Voice Lives!

As a long-time user of Grandcentral's Voice 2.0 service I've been concerned about the lack of news/updates since Grandcentral was acquired by Google in 2007. Given the expiration of the Grandcentral domain a few weeks ago, there was real concern that Grandcentral was not going to survive. Fortunately Google has allayed those fears with the announcement this morning of Google Voice. Google Voice shows the clear potential to use Web 2.0 technologies to add additional functionality to traditional phone services by adding in an application layer between a user and their underlying voice services. Finally, after nearly 100 years, we're seeing real innovation in the way we make and receive calls.

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