Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Google Talk

More Google.

They've launched an IM service, based on the open protocol Jabber, which uses your gmail contacts and will enable voice chat(if you're equipped for such).

They have a nice little client, but for the time being I'm still using my multiclient GAIM, which can connect to the service just fine.

It would be really cool if they managed to unify IM the way they've unified my other internetting, like search, blogging, email, etc.

I don't know how much money there is in IM for AIM and MSN, but I doubt they'll take it lying down anyhow. It will be interesting to see, but I'm sure the competition will lead to interesting stuff for this consumer.

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