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Google Voice to Have Advertisements During Silence?

Google-ringback-patent Google made an interesting patent application recently for their Google Voice product. Essentially it looks like Google is planning on inserting advertisements when there is silence in a call. For example, when a caller is dialing, when the call is suspended via call waiting, and when the call is placed on hold.

I am not sure how well this will go over with users but I do realize that Google needs to find some way to make money off Google Voice. The question is if advertising is the answer… What do you think?

More details over at UnWiredView

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  1. Well, I certainly hope they stick to adwords (via transcription). If it works for gmail, it should work for voicemail, righ?

  2. How do you define silence?
    If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around it, does it make a sound..:p

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