Google Talk Is Here

You really need to Instant Message, but wanted to wait until Google entered the fray? Today's the day for you. Need a pal on Google talk to test with? I'm ThinkHammer.

UPDATE: What an amazingly lean interface and application! It downloaded and installed in seconds. I've given it a very small test and it looks great so far. Without default encryption, dialing in and out, and the other features of Skype, or the established user community of Yahoo it's hard to see how Google wins the instant messaging battle in the short term, but with their money and talent they can play the long game. We'll see.


About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.