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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Google to Launch IM, Talk Services

Google is reportedly planning to launch its own instant messaging and voice service, entering the market against AOL, Yahoo!, MSN, and Interent voice service Skype.

A website called GoogleRumors notes that Google has activated the domain http://talk.google.com (though it generates a 404 error as of this writing), and is developing its Google Talk service around the Jabber platform. Reports have Google Talk going live as early as tomorrow.

Source: MSNBC