Google announced on Monday that it has acquired GrandCentral, the remarkable collection of telephone services. Here’s Google’s announcement of the acquisition, and here’s GrandCentral’s announcement. I wrote about GrandCentral a few weeks ago; my experience with it has been flawless and I’m still learning new tricks that make it even more valuable.

GrandCentral has stopped accepting new users for a short while during the transition to Google’s infrastructure, although you can sign up to “reserve” a number. Existing GrandCentral users can bypass that short delay and invite up to five new users, so my clients and friends should drop me a note if you’re interested.

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