Google Voice archive

  • Google reportedly plans to kill Google Voice, roll it into Hangouts
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    Google reportedly plans to kill Google Voice, roll it into Hangouts

    By 18 March 2014

    Google wants to put all of its chat services under one Hangouts roof - and in turn, means some products will die on the way.  The company plans to kill off its Google Voice product, and put most of its services into Hangouts, according to 9to5Google....

  • Google's Larry Page won't be joining earnings calls for a while - here are his full remarks
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    Google's Larry Page won't be joining earnings calls for a while - here are his full remarks

    By 18 October 2013

    When Google reported its third-quarter earnings this afternoon, CEO Larry Page took a moment to tell Wall Street that he planned to stop joining earnings calls for a while. He spoke in a quiet, hoarse and shaky voice. The same voice we've heard for well...

  • It must be Google's self-improvement day: Google+ and Google Voice updated too
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    It must be Google's self-improvement day: Google+ and Google Voice updated too

    By 26 September 2013

    On top of incorporating Google+ hashtags into Google Search and adding a cleaner look to Gmail for Android the California company has also issued updates to Google+ and Google Voice. Starting with Google+, Google has significantly improved RAW-to-JPEG...

  • Google confirms Google Voice support coming to Hangouts
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    Google confirms Google Voice support coming to Hangouts

    By 20 May 2013

    Google's unified Hangouts was introduced by Google last Wednesday during Google I/O, combining all of Google's chat services into one - except for Voice. It's not clear why Voice was left out right out of the gates, leaving many to speculate about its...

  • Google readying unified chat interface, combining existing services?
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    Google readying unified chat interface, combining existing services?

    By 18 March 2013

    Google is working to combine its existing communication platforms into one unified service, according to Geek.com. Google has had a problem in this department, but that looks to soon be changing. The unified chat client is reportedly dubbed "Babble"...

  • Google takes on Skype with UK Gmail calling
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    Google takes on Skype with UK Gmail calling

    By 4 August 2011

    Back in August last year Google rolled out voice calling within Gmail for lucky Statesiders and now finally, almost a year later, the search giant has made the service available for the UK and 37 other countries. Calling from Gmail lets you dial up your...

  • Google set to take on Skype with integrated Chrome video chat
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    Google set to take on Skype with integrated Chrome video chat

    By 22 June 2011

    It looks as if Google has plans to enter into the video calling foray using the full force of its Chrome browser.  A post on the Chromium developer blog by Henrik Andreasson points to a Chrome with audio and video real time communications built right...

  • Google Voice iPhone app-roved
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    Google Voice iPhone app-roved

    By 28 September 2010

    Google Voice could be hitting the App Store quicker that you can say, "Has Jobs gone soft?" with reports suggesting that the official app has already been approved by the Cupertino bods. Since Apple's relaxing of the app submission rules earlier this...

  • iTunes App Store welcomes back GV Mobile +
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    iTunes App Store welcomes back GV Mobile +

    By 19 September 2010

    Apple's relaxing of its iTunes App Store rules has meant that the US app store has been inundated with apps that were previously frowned upon. That means GV Mobile + has hit the store. If that name rings a bell, it's the Google Voice native application...

  • Red phone boxes resurrected by Google Voice
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    Red phone boxes resurrected by Google Voice

    By 26 August 2010

    A much loved British institution is to get a modern makeover by Google to promote its voice-calling service. The K6, or the red telephone box as it is better known, is being used by the Mountain View based web giant as it looks to promote its Google Voice...

  • Google goes live with potential Skype basher
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    Google goes live with potential Skype basher

    By 26 August 2010

    Following the news that Google was testing VoIP-like features within Gmail, official word has now come from Mountain View saying that the service is going live - in the States to begin with. Using the Google Voice and Video Chat platform, users will now...

  • Google to take on Skype with VoIP service?
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    Google to take on Skype with VoIP service?

    By 25 August 2010

    Cnet is reporting that Google is testing a VoIP service within Gmail. The service would work via the Google Chat platform that is accessible from your inbox and would be a major kick in the teeth for Skype if it came to fruition. Sure, there are plenty...

  • Google Voice opens up to all US residents
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    Google Voice opens up to all US residents

    By 23 June 2010

    Google's Voip service, Google Voice, has just been opened up to all residents of the US, which is pretty handy as before you'd have needed an invite to join the club. The upshot of this is that every North American will be able to make free calls and...

  • Google planning "all-out assault" on mobile market with gPhone
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    Google planning "all-out assault" on mobile market with gPhone

    By 25 November 2009

    New gPhone whispers suggest that Google is gearing up for no less than "an all-out assault on the mobile phone market". The report, from The Times, states that the new, Google-branded handset we've heard about of late will encompass "the first comprehensive...

  • Google Voice features now work with your main mobile number
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    Google Voice features now work with your main mobile number

    By 27 October 2009

    Google Voice, the currently US only based telephone service from Google, has announced that it will be allowing users to use their own number to collect messages rather than having to use a dedicated Google number. "Up until now, if you wanted to use...

  • Google Voice asks users to invite a friend
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    Google Voice asks users to invite a friend

    By 14 October 2009

    Want in on Google Voice? Better start being nice to a friend who is already using the service. That's right, Google, who is still struggling to meet invite requests for its Google Wave beta, is now letting current users dish out invites to their mates...

  • Apple to FCC: We haven't rejected Google Voice. We worked alone
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    Apple to FCC: We haven't rejected Google Voice. We worked alone

    By 21 August 2009

    Apple has published its answers to an FFC investigation in the US over its role in the Google Voice Application debacle on Friday. In a move that will surprise some, the company chose to openly publish its answers on its website for all to see in the...

  • Apple blocks Google Voice iPhone app
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    Apple blocks Google Voice iPhone app

    By 28 July 2009

    Google Voice, the one-number-to-rule-them-all phone solution recently rolled out and rated very highly in Pocket-lint's review, has reportedly been banned from the iPhone App Store for duplicating functionality that the device already offers. Google built...

  • Google Voice review
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    Google Voice review

    By 22 July 2009

    Not content with dominating the world of search, email, maps, and pictures, Google has set its sights on another target: your mobile phone. No we aren't talking Android, but Google Voice. So can the search giant really make a difference against a plethora...

  • VIDEO: Google Voice mobile apps announced
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    VIDEO: Google Voice mobile apps announced

    By 15 July 2009

    Google has announced mobile apps for its "Voice" VoIP services, in a move that must have the big players in the market eyeing the new service ever more cautiously. At present, Google now offers a mobile app for Blackberry phones and Android-powered mobiles,...

  • VIDEO: Google Voice
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    VIDEO: Google Voice

    By 26 June 2009

    The hottest invite in town is set to be one to join up to Google's "Voice" service. The online giant has revealed it is now sending out invites to those that registered interest in the service, beyond the initial set of original GrandCentral users that...