Google-Talk

  • Google Hangouts And Google Talk Bug Resulting In Messages Going Out To The Wrong Recipients

    Google Hangouts And Google Talk Bug Resulting In Messages Going Out To The Wrong Recipients

    A number of sources, including tipsters reporting directly to TechCrunch, as well as Google support forum posters and individuals on Twitter are reporting that Google’s Hangouts service is having some trouble routing instant messages correctly. The bug apparently sees messages sent via legacy Google Talk clients delivered to friends using Hangouts who weren’t addressed in the… Read More

  • Outlook.com Users Can Now Chat With Their Google Friends

    Outlook.com Users Can Now Chat With Their Google Friends

    Here is something you probably didn’t see coming: Outlook.com just enabled chat interoperability with Google Talk. This new feature, which is rolling out worldwide over the next few days, allows Outlook.com users to chat with their friends on Google, just like they can already do with their Facebook friends. Given the somewhat strained relationship between Microsoft and Google, this… Read More

  • Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT (It’s Back Up For Some)

    Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT (It’s Back Up For Some)

    It’s not just you. GTalk is down worldwide. Google first recognized the issue and started investigating at 6:40 AM EDT. While Google Talk appears to be up at first glance, calls and messages fail to complete, likely leaving internet users feeling alone, adrift in a sea of information without anyone around to share a laugh over a cat GIF. Since the service crashed, Google has provided… Read More

  • Google Brings Back The ChatBot: Google Talk Guru

    Google Brings Back The ChatBot: Google Talk Guru

    Remember back in the early days on instant messaging when people figured out that they could set up chatbots that users would interact with? Yeah, they were fun for like 20 minutes. But don’t tell Google that — they’re bringing one back today! Google Talk Guru is an “experimental” Google Labs service that allows you to chat with a bot to get information… Read More

  • Google Talk on the iPhone: It's not what you think

    Google Talk on the iPhone: It's not what you think

    Google has announced an iPhone version of Google Talk which is simply an iPhone-ized browser-based version of the Google’s text chat application. This means you can’t talk over the Interwebs but you can tap out halting messages to your friends on the iPhone’s screen and, thanks to Safari’s tendency to clear pages randomly, you probably won’t enjoy a sustained… Read More

  • Google Talk For the iPhone: Not What You Think

    Google Talk For the iPhone: Not What You Think

    Google has announced an iPhone version of Google Talk which is simply an iPhone-ized browser-formatted version of the Google’s text chat application. This means you can’t talk over the Interwebs but you can tap out halting messages to your friends on the iPhone’s screen and, thanks to Safari’s tendency to clear pages randomly, you probably won’t enjoy a… Read More

  • Google Talk does on-the-fly translations

    Google Talk does on-the-fly translations

    A couple years ago, I became a member of a crowdsourcing outfit called Cambrian House just as it was getting started. The premise of the site is basically that you submit an idea for some sort of web-based service and then other members of the site vote on your idea. The best ideas get funded and then you can work on certain projects and gain a percentage of whatever profit the idea makes based… Read More

  • iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    iPhone Edition of 'mundu' handles IM with ease

    Previously available by invite only, mundu is now available to the rest of us. It allows you to use your Yahoo!, Google, MSN, and AIM accounts with ease. Emphasis on “ease.” I was up and running and logged in on my iPod Touch in under a minute. Very, very simple stuff here. You’re able to be logged in to more than one service at a time and you can make your own status… Read More

  • Google Talk Swings Back

    Google Talk Swings Back

    There’s lots of instant messaging news today. Google isn’t letting the fact that it has less than 1% market share and only 44,000 people used its Google Talk client last month get it down. Tonight they’ve released three significant new features to the product – file transfers, voicemail and music status. Information on all of these features is here. File Transfers Files… Read More

  • Gmail Chat to Launch Tomorrow

    The NYT is reporting that Google will be blending Google Talk directly into the Gmail website tomorrow for a limited number of users. The new product will be called “Gmail Chat”. The new program, called Gmail Chat, will let Gmail users exchange text messages with others without having to log onto a separate chat program, making instant messaging simpler and more integrated with… Read More