Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Google moves into online phone service.

Google's acquisiton of GrandCentral gives a hint on its vision. Combining GoogleTalk with an online phone service, will create a serious competitor to Skype and another mean to draw more people to Google sites.

What is amazing in this transaction is the fact that the founders of GrandCentral are Craig Walker and Vincent Paquet, the fromer CEO and VP of BD (business development) of DialPad, a company acquired by Yahoo in June 2005. An oversight of Yahoo BD team who let these guys go!!