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Instant Messaging Planet: Google Talk Unveiled a Day Early

Aug 24, 2005, 14:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

"Google's free IM and VoIP service was revealed but not announced on Tuesday afternoon, offering users the ability to connect to the Google Talk network using either Google's own software or any Jabber-compatible IM client...

"Late Tuesday, the Google Talk page went live, offering users the ability to download Google's Windows-only IM client as well as instructions on how to use Jabber-capable clients on other platforms, including iChat and Adium on Mac OS X, Trillian on Windows, and GAIM on Linux and other Unix systems..."

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