GrandCentral goes dark without notice

Early this morning, GrandCentral went offline. Not sure why. No notice to its users, but it is back online. Right now the service is totally free and in beta, so the users that will complain about this violently should remember… FREE and BETA do not mean RELIABLE. Yes, GrandCentral hopes to be a phone company someday. But as someone who…

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Ebay to Google… Skype + GrandCentral * Android = :-)

Webware posts this interesting article about the possibility of Ebay partnering or selling Skype to Google. Without getting into all of the plumbing or technical implications, this seems like a home run for both. Ebay gets some needed cash, but Google gets a seriously amazing product which fits into Google Talk/Chat, it’s Android platform and the GrandCentral product. These together…

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Invitation to GrandCentral

So after a very long wait, I received my invitation to GrandCentral back in the fall. The service is still in closed beta. GrandCentral, now owned by Google, is a service that gives you a single phone number which rings a collection of other numbers that you define for schedules, people, groups and such. I’ve played with other versions of…

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