July 02, 2007, 10:17 PM — Following on rumors that a deal was in the works, Google Inc. acquired GrandCentral Communications Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
GrandCentral lets users of its software combine all their phone numbers and voicemail boxes under one phone number so they can manage various phone features online. Users can set up their accounts so that the number can ring on one or multiple phones, based on who is calling. Customers can hear voicemail online or from a phone and forward voicemails to others or post them to a blog.
Users can log into their online address book and then click on an entry to make a call. Once the user clicks on the number, GrandCentral calls the user