Google Buys VoIP Engine ➝

Larry Dignan reporting for ZDNet:

Google on Tuesday said it will acquire Global IP Solutions Holding, which makes processing software for voice and video over IP, for $68.2 million. The deal means that Google will own the voice and video conferencing engine behind its competitors’ instant messaging systems.

Global IP Solutions’ VoIP engine powers Yahoo, AOL, WebEx, and Lotus conferencing. Now Google owns it.

And, we wonder why Apple wants to control its entire technology stack.