Can Google's (Possibly) Impending VoIP App Put a Dent in Skype?

The recent revelation that Google may soon release its Gizmo5-based softphone app has touched off a fury of speculation.

By VoipPlanet.com Staff | Posted Jul 9, 2010
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"There’s been a bit of buzz created by TechCrunch’s leaking of a Google Voice desktop app built from the Gizmo platform last week. Most of the buzz has been driven by speculation as if or when the desktop app will be released. Many have proclaimed this to be a move that would put Google Voice in direct competition with Skype," writes Garrett Smith on VoIP Insider.

"Some have even gone so far as to suggest that this Google Voice desktop app might be a Skype killer or at the very least become a heavy competitor. The reality is that killing Skype or even putting a sizable dent in their business won’t be easy for Google Voice even with a desktop app. Here’s why:" Smith writes.

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