Google Voice, The Facephone, and Open Permissions Revisited

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Google Voice

You may remember me writing about the Facephone a while back, and also about what I called open permissions. Well – the world just got a step closer to that scenario. But it’s not coming from Facebook, It’s coming from Google.

In addition the groundbreaking technology of Google Wave, Google’s new service Google Voice is also waiting to be rolled out. Still only in private beta, Google Voice could become a nightmare for network providers like AT&T or our Swedish Telia if they don’t drastically rethink their business models. Google Voice takes over your voice-calls much like Gmail took over email. It’s just better than what you are used to, and sets up your phoning into something similar to the open permissions functionality I mentioned above. It’s not all the way there since it still uses phone numbers, but it’s a crucial step along the way to putting you in the drivers seat of your own communications situation.

Read more about Google Voice here.

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