Friday, March 13, 2009
I also made this
First the iPod shuffle, now this: Google announced Google Voice this week.
Google Voice evolved from Google's acquisition of GrandCentral in the middle of 2007. I was an intern on Google's telephony team at the time, and my small team handled the acquisition. While I was there, I helped integrate GrandCentral's technology into Google's systems. I worked with Craig Walker, Vincent Paquet, and Wesley Chan, the guys who made the announcement in Google's blog.
This post's title is a slight exaggeration, since Google Voice was just in its infant stages while I was at Google. I did help lay the foundation for phone-enabled applications at Google, but I can't really take much direct credit for Google Voice. My team certainly can, though. Nice job, guys!