Rumor: Google Testing Outbound Calling from Google Talk?

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If this found image is to be believed, Google is in the midst of testing a SkypeOut-like service with their own Google Talk. If you're not familiar, Google Talk is their IM and PC to PC calling app that's tied into other Google apps like GMail.

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Why's this interesting? Well, seeing as Google is Google, they'd no doubt integrate calling into some of their other popular products as well. How about (since they're #1 business is still advertising) making you listen to an ad before you make a free call? Or, if you have to pay, making you pay through Google Checkout in order to get a lower fee? Both interesting, and both possible if Google really is going forward with PC-to-phone calling.

Google Talk Dialpad PC to Phone VOIP to Challenge SkypeOut? [Search Engine Journal]

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Just another Google project that reinforces the belief of mine that this company is out to wreak havoc on this planet.

Google freaks me out.

There, I said it, and it's out there. I expect a visit in the dead of night now, a warning to reign it in. Oh, it'll happen. You can bet on it.

damnit