I don’t know what Google has planned, but they’ve got something brewing in the communications space.
First Google acquired Grandcentral (now Google Voice). Then they acquired Gizmo Project.
Now they’ve announced the acquisition of voice and video processing technology company GIPS for a shade over $68 million.
This gives Google a:
- virtual number offering
- “unified messaging” client
- back-end engine’s to handle high amounts of voice/video processing
If that doesn’t sound like the starting blocks to a next generation communications provider, I don’t know what does.
Now all they need to do is add Bandwidth.