creepy new feature

August 18th, 2005

We know where you live. Thanks to Ben for the heads up on


3 Responses to “creepy new feature”

  1. Evan says:

    That’s pretty rad. The article at Times Online says Google is about to launch yet another service, this time allowing Voice and instant messaging. That along with the release of Google Desktop 2.0 is pretty unstellar.

  2. Jeff says:

    I dunno, if google pulls off the combination of VOIP + voice mail + email + IM, it could be fairly compelling; a “universal inbox” if you will. And you will.

    Why are all these companies chasing after VOIP? Well, think about this: as big as Hollywood is, the video game industry is ten times larger than that. And the telecommunications industry is ten times larger *than that*.

  3. Evan says:

    That’s totally true. And seeing as their services are free, and I’m oh-so-happy with gmail I might use Google as my main messaging service. Nobody has pulled it altogether yet. What I find to be super strange about the whole VOIP trend of today is that AT&T has been using it for years now over lines they were leasing from Qwest. The other slightly odd thing is, when I moved to LA and Comcast was MediaOne out here, I had VOIP service from MediaOne. Now I can’t get the service because the testbed for a service that already exists and some people still have, isn’t in LA. That’s just strange to me. I’m sure there’s something I’m missing, but it is strange that if I hadn’t cancelled the VOIP service I’d still have it in a place that it’s unavailable.