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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SERVICE CHOICE
by on Wed 24th Aug 2005 15:00 UTC

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as long as you CHOOSE Gmail.com you have plenty of choice using Google Talk LOL

Some fracking choice. Until I can use my EXISTING email address as my signin on Google Talk, the ONLY CHOICE i have is NOT TO USE IT because I CANT.

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RE: SERVICE CHOICE
by Roguelazer on Wed 24th Aug 2005 15:02 in reply to "SERVICE CHOICE "
Roguelazer Member since:
2005-06-29

Except... Once they get the inter-Jabber bridges going, you can sign into ANY Jabber server, ANYWHERE and from there chat with people on the Google Talk server, just like you can send e-mail from ANY server ANYWHERE to the gmail.com server. It's just a beta, and they haven't turned that feature on yet. Give them time.

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RE[2]: SERVICE CHOICE
by Gnomonic on Wed 24th Aug 2005 19:33 in reply to "RE: SERVICE CHOICE "
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2005-08-17

Don't feed the trolls. But so will I:

A Jabber/XMPP address is NOT an email adress, even though it looks like one.

user@gmail.com is an email address, pointing at the MAILSERVER at google

user@gmail.com is a XMPP address, pointing at the XMPP/JABBER SERVER at google.

That your gmail address and your google talk address is the same is a 'lucky' coincidence. It would be the same as requiring your phone company to make your phone number the same as your email address..

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