November 15, 2009
Google acquired the internet based calling company - Gizmo5.
Gizmo5 used to provide internet-based calling software for mobile phones and computers. Currently, the new user signup has been suspended and will return when it is re-launch.
GoogleVoice has not launched any new feature to Gizmo5, or at least they have not announced it yet. The existing users will be able to use the service, with an exception of not able to sign up for a call-in number.
Google aims to provide a continued improved performance to it's users. Gizmo5's engineers will be joining the Google Voice team to continue improving the Google Voice and Gizmo5 experience.