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Google buys VoIP startup Gizmo5

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Nov 2009 13:55

Google buys VoIP startup Gizmo5 Google is set to purchase the VoIP startup Gizmo5 for $30 million USD in cash, a move that would stop Skype from purchasing the company as rumored.
The move would help Google to expand its Google Voice services to include better VoIP capabilities, allowing for users to actually make calls that can be routed to landlines and mobile phones.

If true, Gizmo5 will help turn Google Voice and Google Talk into true competitors of Skype and other "telephony" companies.

Gizmo5 was started in 2003 by former MP3tunes creator Micheal Robertson, who remains in the news after being sued for his personal assets by the record labels.

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