Google Talk Stories February 9, 2015
Google Talk Stories September 26, 2013
Update 2, Sept. 27: Google is reporting that Google Talk issues have now bee resolved for all users.
Update, Sept. 27: Some users are continuing to experience issues with Google Talk services today. Google says it expects “a resolution for all users in the near future.”
Google Talk Stories May 14, 2013
Microsoft is rolling out Google Talk integration to its online email service Outlook, which is something that could tempt Gmail users try out the less popular competing service.
Microsoft, which owns its own chat service by way of its Skype purchase, is using Google’s public API to include Google Talk integration on Outlook.com. The timing is interesting as we expect Google to announce its new messaging service at Google I/O this week. expand full story
Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!
Google Talk Stories June 4, 2012
Meebo verified the news today in a post on the company blog (above):
We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google!
For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users and to make their sites more social and engaging. Together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike.
We’ve had a blast building Meebo so far and we’re really excited to start the next leg of our journey.
Thank you all for coming along for the ride! Meebo Team
Meebo began in 2005 as a browser-based instant messaging program with support for Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, and others. The service now boasts mobile apps, and it features multi-user chat rooms, a content aggregator, and the ability for users to check-in and share media across popular social networks. It even offers APIs for developers.
Google Talk Stories May 4, 2012
Google Talk Stories October 27, 2011
Interesting move here by Amazon. By dropping the nicely-specced Vizio VTab eight inch tablet to $199, they’ve created a competitor to their own Amazon Kindle Fire tablet which at 7 inches is also priced at $199.
The VTab runs Android 2.3, has 4GB of built in storage and an SD card slot for additional storage and 512MB of RAM. It bests the Kindle Fire with a bigger, higher resolution 1024 x 768 display, front facing camera for video conferencing (with Google Talk and Skype), built in IR blaster, an SRS 3 speaker sound system as well as an internal GPS.
It lacks the Kindle’s Dual Core processor.
For my money, this beats a Kindle Fire. expand full story