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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by on Thu 25th Aug 2005 08:28 UTC in reply to "SERVICE CHOICE"

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It is the strength of Jabber. It relies on DNS to find your home server, when someone wants to talk to you. It would be impossible for Google Talk to manage addresses in any other domain than their own.

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