One of the predictions The Deal made on CNBC today is that Google will buy voice portal pioneer Tellme. This is a logical acquisition as Tellme is a very strong player in voice portals and as a bonus is profitable. The acquisition would allow people to access Google’s services from telephones almost as easily as they do on the web. As a bonus, their office is not too distant from Google’s. Here is an article I wrote from a few years back talking about Tellme.
On a side note, when I last visited Tellme’s offices I was pretty fascinated by the open office atmosphere. It was almost as if they set up a leading edge technology company in the middle of a gymnasium. It seemed like a fun place to work and seems to have a culture that would mesh nicely with Google’s own.