GOOGLE OFFERS PC PHONE SERVICE
Google has set up an Irish-based software company that will allow users to place their calls from their PCs in Europe. The company will allow calling from within Gmail with Google Talk and will offer a voicemail replacement service. It will also have an international calls product that will allocate subscribers a phone number allowing them to route calls and receive text messages.
A report in the Sunday Tribune said that Google announced last week that it was setting up a new voice service through Gmail, allowing US users of the email service to call numbers in the US and Canada for free from within their browsers. That service recorded a million calls in its first 24 hours.