January 15, 2007

Threadwatch points to an article about a possible launch of a new Google IM in NYTimes :

"Google executives say they plan to unveil on Wednesday a "communications tool" that is potentially a clear step beyond the company's search-related business focus.

While executives would not disclose what the new software tool might be, Google has long been expected to introduce an instant messaging service to compete with services offered by America Online, Yahoo and MSN from Microsoft."
According to this screenshot posted on Digital Inspiration, Google IM platform and client would be based on the open source Jabber protocol :

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