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    Wednesday, August 24, 2005

    We Are Google. Join Us.

    The Masters have struck again.

    Instant messaging, a type of communication long dominated by chatty teens, has become the latest front in an escalating war among big Internet companies competing to make themselves indispensable to mainstream audiences.

    Google Inc. plans to enter the fray today by launching Google Talk, its own version of a service that allows registered users to send instant messages or talk over the Web to other users.

    The new test program will compete with more established services offered by America Online Inc., Microsoft Corp., Yahoo Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO - news) and Skype Technologies SA.

    Via Yahoo.  Hm.  Wonder how much longer I'll be linking to those guys.
    Considering my previous posts on Google (here's another ) and the sheer beauty of Gmail, how freakin' long do you think it will take before I download that bad boy?



    jaXed said...

    The REAL beauty of this google IM crap is that if you run Gaim (which I do) or Trillian, and have a gmail account (and who doesn't?) then you can just log into the google talk dealie-o right then and there. w00t! I did, and it changed my life.

    [ Google is using the OPEN Jabber protocol for this shizz, that's why ]

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