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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RE: jabber!
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 14:14 UTC in reply to "jabber!"

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Oh, the guys (one of two most popular Polish portals) have their own jabber based client (wpkontakt) and they also wrote Jabber server wchich is GPLed software. But this is good seeing Google making business in different way than AOL, Microsoft or many other companies.

On site you can find information that you can connect to their Jabber server with many other jabber clients and they are working on documentation for developers detailing their custom XMMP-based voice protocol. So basically you won't need to use their software to use their free services ;) . That sounds great ;)

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