Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Aug 2005 12:33 UTC
Google Google has launched an instant-messaging (IM) program that allows text chat and computer-to-computer voice connections, a move that highlights the search giant's increasing competition with Yahoo, Microsoft and America Online. You can download Google Talk here. Google also makes it very clear that you do not need Google Talk to use their service, and they provide detailed instructions on using other IM clients to connect to Google Talk. Update: Micheal Robertson announces partnership with Google to promote the use of open standards in VoIP/IM.
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Not as good as you say
by zimbatm on Wed 24th Aug 2005 14:04 UTC
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Everybody seems excited about that *free* IM, but they don't allow connection to other jabber servers.

It's pretty smart, because OSS advocates will make the pray of "How cool, they use an OPEN protocol". However what matters to them is that you use their server, because their business is data.

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