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What XMPP chat means for Facebook users

So, XMPP. Not exactly a household acronym, is it? It stands for Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, more commonly known by its former name, Jabber. XMPP is an open IM protocol. Anyone who feels like it can roll out their own XMPP server, from enterprise servers for in-house use such as Spark all the way to massive public servers like Google Talk. And now Facebook have joined the XMPP...

Pidgin 2.6 adds audio/video support for Gtalk

Pidgin, a popular, crossplatform, multi-protocol chat app, just got an important update to version 2.6. It's important because this is the first time Pidgin has supported audio or video chat over Google Talk. Even my favorite chat client for the Mac, Adium, doesn't yet support those features. Unfortunately, audio and video chats don't yet work in the Windows version of Pidgin, but they should be...

Google adds Video and Audio chats to Gmail web interface

It's been over two years since Google brought text-only Chat to the Gmail web interface: and whilst the feature has certainly seen a number of small additions in that time, I think it's fairly safe to say that the efforts with Chat to date will pale into insignificance with Google's announcement on the Gmail blog that Video and Audio chat will shortly be arriving in an inbox near you. The...

Zenbe webmail client adds Twitter, GTalk integration

When we first looked at Zenbe two months ago, the service was still in private beta. Now anyone can sign up for Zenbe. The company has also added several new features that help transform the service from a simple webmail client to a personalized start page. For example, you can now sign into Google Talk and Twitter in the Quick View area on the right side of the page. This lets you chat with...

Instan-T: Voice, video and text chat client for Google, AOL, MSN, and Yahoo!

Your co-workers use MSN Messenger, your family is partial to AOL Instant Messenger, and your friends use Google Talk. There are plenty of utilities that let you keep in touch with all of your contacts regardless of the IM platform they're using. But while we love Digsby, Trillian, Pidgin, and Adium most of the time, there are a few features missing from those apps: Support for voice and video...

Google Apps Team Edition makes collaboration easier

While Google's online office suite might not have all the features of Microsoft Office, one area where Google's word processor, spreadsheet, calendar, and IM client excel is in letting you easily collaborate with other users. Want to share a Word document or spreadsheet with other users, just click the share button. But that only works if the people you want to share with have already registered...

New Google Reader feature ignites privacy debate

A few weeks ago Google launched a new feature that makes Google Reader a bit more social. Whenever you mark an item as "Shared," your Gmail/Google Talk contacts will be able to find that article by following a new "Friends' shared items" link in Google Reader. Now here's the thing: Google Reader shared items have always been available to the public. But in order to find a shared item feed you need...

Google social profiles at GTalk Profile

GTalk Profile is a site for finding Google Talk related profiles that makes use of the recently launched Google Profiles. GTalk Profile uses the Google Maps API to pinpoint locations of users worldwide. Each pinpoint has a link to a users Google Profile, including their interests, location and profile photo. The site is relatively young, but there are already over 7400 users that have chosen to...

Google Reader adds Google Talk for sharing

Google has added a new way to share your favorite feeds and articles with friends, through Google Talk, aka the Gmail address book. Google Reader has included a "Share" button for a while now, but if you wanted people to actually read your shared listings, you had to direct them to a URL or RSS feed. Now your Google Talk contacts can also see the items you're sharing on their Google Reader page....

AIM in Gmail

Today sure is the day for little Gmail tweaks. First they announced Colored Labels, and now AIM integration. With Google's Gmail you can now chat with friends that have an AIM account through the Google Talk interface. When you sign into your AIM account through Gmail, your AIM buddies will be populated in your Contact list. Of course you need an AIM account to use this feature. To check to...

Palringo: Awesome new IM client for Windows Mobile and Symbian

There are plenty of instant messaging applications available for Windows Mobile phones and PDAs. But ever since Agile Messenger went and started charging money for their excellent IM client, there's been a dearth of good free IM clients. Palringo is stepping up to the plate with a full-featured freeware app for Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. Palringo supports several of the most popular...

Imo.Im - new app to video chat via IM from ex-Googlettes

Imo.Im is a web based instant messaging service, from former Google employees, that lets you IM your friends from various IM clients, such as AIM, Google Talk, MSN, and Yahoo Messenger. This aggregator service is similar to Meebo and e-buddy. Now that's all well and good, but they just added video chat to really get the party going. Now you can video chat with your friends using a web cam with...

Facebook IM launching soon

Get ready for a whole new Facebook. Instant Messaging is getting set to find a home in the ever expanding, bulging at the seams social network. Just when you thought that all that news about Facebook's valuation, the developer grants, and the possible Microsoft investment was enough to raise the roof on their worth, we hear news that the site is launching an IM client.. A new Facebook IM is set...