Friday, August 26, 2005

Week in review: Google talks

CNET "Google generated a lot of buzz this week with some of its products--and in many cases the search giant actually transmitted the discussion.
Google launched an instant-messaging program, Google Talk, that allows text chat and computer-to-computer voice connections, a move that highlights the search giant's increasing competition with Yahoo, Microsoft and America Online. Google's Web site provides a link to download Google Talk and stated that the software 'enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free-�anytime, anywhere in the world.'
Google's messaging program is linked to the company's Web-based e-mail program, Gmail, and both are in beta. Google Talk currently works only on Windows, according to Google's Web site. People need a microphone and a speaker to take advantage of the voice capabilities."

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