Techcrunch, 25 June 2007
Google is in acquisition discussions with telephone management startup GrandCentral,weve learned, and we have a high degree of confidence that the dealhas actually been closed. We are trying to nail down the acquisitionprice.
The basic idea around GrandCentral is one phone number for all yourphones, for life. As we change jobs, homes and cell phones, there area lot of phone numbers to keep track of, and keeping everyone up todate with your most recent phone numbers is a real cost. If you useGrandCentral you can give out a single phone number. What happens whenthat person calls that number depends on his/her relationship to you,and what you are doing at the time.