Michael Arrington at TechCrunch is reporting that the latest Web 2.0 startup to be gobbled by Google (GOOG) is GrandCentral. The service consolidates all of your phone numbers (work, home, cell, Gizmo) into one single number that you give out to everyone, and then it forwards the calls to whichever phone you happen to be at. You manage your numbers via GrandCentral's Website, where you can forward all calls to a specific number, forward them to voicemail, listen in while someone is leaving a voicemail, or record calls. You can also specify how you want each call to be treated based on who is calling.
If Google is indeed buying GrandCentral, it would be to add to its existing communications services like Gtalk or Gmail. To them, voice is just another application on the Web.
Update (7/2/02): Google confirms the acquisition. Didn't disclose a price. TechCrunch says its in the $50 million range.