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Reuters/CNET News: Google Planning IM Service, Report Says

“Google is set to introduce its own instant-messaging system,
the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Such a move would mark an
expansion by the Web search leader into text and also voice
communications…

“Separately, independent journalist Om Malik on his blog pointed
to technical clues that suggest Google is preparing to run an
instant-messaging service based on an open-source system known as
Jabber…”


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