Thursday, August 25, 2005

Google Talk

This new service from Google, appropriately named Google Talk, is an Instant Messaging system. SearchEngineWatch was dissapointed that the software didn't have Googles' usual innovation, so was I.

The article talked about how the software didn't have most of the features that the current offerings do. However, it does have something many other instant messaging services don't, open communication. Google Talk uses the Jabber/XMPP protocol, which means you can contact people on any client that supports the service, they also plan to add other protocols. Hopefully this will force MSN Messenger and others to open up their system to let other Instant Messaging programs talk to one another.


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