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GrandCentral Now Part of Google?

According to Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch, Google is to acquire GrandCentral. The URL to the story says $50 million USD, which is chump change to Google, but the story text says they are trying to confirm the exact price. He also thinks the acquisition has already happened.

I do have to wonder about the implications of Google knowing who calls me and when. Heck, they already know a ton about me, based on the searches I do and the fact that all my personal email goes through them. I suppose I can take some solace in the fact that there’s so much data there that I’m just part of the white noise.

If this is true, of course, I hope Google will continue to listen to the users of GrandCentral, whom have done quite a bit to identify issues and suggest new features. Google’s idea of “customer service” is a joke. It certainly hasn’t been a weak point of GrandCentral, at least in my experience.

In any case, I am happy that Vincent and Craig are getting a payout. Pretty quick to get one, if it’s trust, but it’s better now than later, if you ask me.


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