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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Google Talk v1.0.0.104
by Brunis on Fri 24th May 2013 08:18 UTC
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This client hasn't been updated since 2006, it never supported groupchat or many other features that were in the online gmail version. Can't say i'm surprised they abandoned the protocol 7 years after their client.

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