Gtalk

  • 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

  • New In Google Talk: Embedded Videos From YouTube And Google Video

    I just received a Google Talk chat message from Orli Yakuel that contained an embedded YouTube Video. Turns out Google is testing a feature that automatically turns direct links to YouTube videos copied into the instant messaging application (seems to work only from within Gmail, not the desktop client) into embedded clips. Update: it also works with direct links to videos hosted on Google… Read More

  • Google explains why it dropped GTalk and Bluetooth from first round Android


    In its developers’ blog, Dan Morrill, Google’s ‘Developer Advocate’ explained why the company is not including GTalkService and Bluetooth in Android 1.0 SDK. In a nutshell, Google: “plain ran out of time.” Specifically GTalkService was postponed due to security concerns that the company felt “placed a significant burden on the application developer… Read More