On Friday, Search Engine Watch’s Jonathan Allen posed a question to me about the meaning of Google’s recent acquisitions of voice over IP technology providers. These includes On2, November’s acquisition of Gizmo5 for $30 million, and last month’s Global IP Solutions purchase.
This could mean lots of things on both desktop and mobile environments. For mobile, I might think Google was integrating VoIP capabilities to further sidestep carrier control on Android phones. But recently folding up the NexusOne store makes me think Google sees a losing battle there.
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