Rumor: Google Cancels Click to Call (or Their Blog was Hacked)

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After recently touting internet security, the Official Google Blog today posted (then quickly retracted) that they were canceling click to call.

After concientiously considering, Google has decided not to continue with Google Click-to-call project. The project has been in the media on last days because of the notice of Google agreement with e-Bay. We finally consider click-to-call agreement with e-Bay a monopolistic aproach that would damage small companies in the CRM area.

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Some people think the post was a fake.

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What was your first clue?

That "aproach" was misspelled?

Perhaps it was the fact that the grammar read like it was constructed by a drunken monkey with phrases like "been in the media on last days".

The grammar is just fine...

If you speak Russian. It's super obvious. Maybe somebody was joking around with Sergei, or maybe they did get hacked.

definately

not normal Google language there. 'in the media on last days' looks almost like how Chinese write when their English isnt 100%.

hacked and obvious

this should not be an issue. any post that has bad grammar = fake.

why?

because any official communication from google central would have to be vetted by heaps of lawyers, etc. that smell in your nostrils is bullshit.

What does that bit mean?

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update
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2006/10/about-that-fake-post.html

"A bug in Blogger enabled an unauthorized user to make a fake post on the Google Blog last night, claiming that we've discontinued our AdWords click-to-call test. The bug was fixed quickly and the post removed. As for the click-to-call test, it is progressing on schedule, and we're pleased with the results thus far."

A bug? I guess you can call

A bug? I guess you can call it anything you want :)

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