Google Poised to Become Your Phone Company
Google is set to become your new phone company, perhaps reducing your phone bill to zilch in the process.
Google has reportedly spent $30 million to buy Gizmo5, an online phone company. The service is akin to Skype Ã¢â‚¬â€ but based on open protocols and with a lot fewer users.
Gizmo5Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s founder Michael Robertson, a brash serial entrepreneur, would only say that he could not comment on rumors when asked by Wired.com about a story TechCrunch ran Monday reporting the acquisition.
Google ignored a request for comment from Wired.com about the reported acquisition.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a potent recipe Ã¢â‚¬â€ take Gizmo5Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s open standards-based online calling system. Add to it the new ability to route calls on GoogleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s massive network of cheap fiber. Toss in Google VoiceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s free phone number, which will ring your mobile phone, your home phone and your Gizmo5 client on your laptop.
Read more: wired.com