Google Snaps Up One Million Phone Numbers As Google Voice Launch Looms LargeS

The chatter surrounding a Google Voice launch was downright feverish Thursday, prompting many to speculate the event was imminent. Details were sparse, and the launch didn't come, but Google is definitely ready to do something based on new info.

That info? How about one million newly reserved phone numbers with Level 3, the provider Google's been using in tandem with Voice since the beginning? Does that get your telecommunications itch scratched?

Well, it should, especially if you've been following all the great things we've been saying about the service since Chen got his hands on it earlier this year.

Further speculation says Google Voice might launch today, but Google isn't saying one way or the other. Visit the the site and hit refresh at your leisure. [PC World]