Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd May 2013 22:01 UTC
Google "In the midst of the major press blitz surrounding its annual I/O Conference, Google dropped some unfortunate news about its instant messaging plans. In several places around the web, the company is replacing the existing 'Talk' platform with a new one called 'Hangouts' that sharply diminishes support for the open messaging protocol known as XMPP (or sometimes informally Jabber), and also removes the option to disable the archiving of all chat communications. These changes represent a switch from open protocols to proprietary ones, and a clear step backward for many users." That's why I always say: only suckers trust companies.
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Another Proprietary Chat Client
by intangible on Thu 23rd May 2013 23:25 UTC
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Hooray... Yet another proprietary chat client; that's what we all need and want.

Skype, AIM, MSN Messenger, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Hipchat, iChat, Facetime, etc...

Gtalk was the one spark of common sense (even though they completely borked the XMPP "priority" specification), but alas, it was not to be.

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