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Google Talk Announced Today – Goes Live Today

GoogleContinuing its rapid expansion into new product categories, Google has just today launched an instant messaging program called Google Talk. This comes just a few days after they introduced Google Sidebar, which pulls news stories, photographs, weather updates, stock quotes and other features onto your computer without opening a Web browser.  There had been anticipation of the new Google Talk product for a few days, as evidenced by this story in the Los Angeles Times. [sorry – that story is no longer on the LA Times website.]

Google Talk requires you to have a Gmail account, and is partially compatible with other IM clients. Currently, you need to download the free Google Talk application in order to actually talk with people across the Internet.

If any of you are using it, let us know how you like it!

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