Google Buys TellMe

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.

  • Rick
    February 1, 2006 at 2:15 pm

    Cut the cheap journalism. You’re title is very misleading.

  • SIPthat
    February 1, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Rich on Google’s Tellme Buy

    Rich has his radar on and speaks of Google buying Tellme. I was wondering how long it was going to take for them to get bought. For those who do not know, TellMe is the new age of IVR. Speech…

  • Andrew Hansen
    February 1, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    That would be a blow to Skype, as TellMe is the premiere voice services partner..
    https://studio.tellme.com/skype/tos.html

  • ZeBlogs
    February 1, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    Tell Me! Well you have to tell Google First!

    Internet Power house Google is predicated to undertake Voice Protocol giant Tellme (Read: Rich Tehrani’s blog). Google hopes to get a lot of benefit from the deal as it is planning to integrate its services with Tellme telephones.

  • Rich Tehrani
    February 1, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    Rick, if you have a better headline in three words or less, I am all ears — or eyes. The job of a headline is to draw the reader in with as few words as possible. At least that is what I think a headline should be. If other readers have comments on this sort of headline, I would be interested in hearing them. Naming stories is more art than science so I suppose there is a wide range of tastes when it comes to such matters. Either way, thanks for reading and not holding back your feelings.

  • VOIP Blog
    February 2, 2006 at 4:55 am

    Tell Me: Are the Google Rumours true?

    Rich Tehrani writes about the CNBC prediction of Google buying voice portal pioneer Tellme. Google hopes to be substantially benefited from the deal as Tellme has a cool subscriber-base. Also by integrating its services with Tellme telephone, it will…

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