talk.google.com goes live (beta)…

My initial impression: “Yawn….”


You can download the software at http://talk.google.com.  The one interesting angle I can see is the voice chat, but I don’t think that will get much exposure unless people really start using Google Talk as their primary IM client.  The whole voice-chat thing always suffers from poor quality audio input/output on “typical users'” machines, so I’m wondering if that feature will really get any traction.  Aside from that, the integration with Gmail is nice, but it doesn’t give me a whole lot more functionality than the Gmail notifier did.


One more IM on the market…

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