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Chrome OS "panels" and Google Talk Chrome Web app go cross-platform

Back when we had the chance to play with some more mature builds of Chromium OS, one feature we particularly liked was its slick, panelized Google Talk funcationality. It later disappeared, replaced by a Gtalk app in the Chrome Web Store -- but while Google talks about 'the same platform everywhere,' the Gtalk Web app only worked on Chrome and Chromium OS. What about all us Windows, Mac,...

Google Talk's translation bots

Chatting with people who speak another language just got a lot easier thanks to Google's translation bots. The translation bots provide a way to translate between Google Talk contacts in a group chat or as a translation tool. All you have to do is add one of 29 bots as a contact using their two letter language abbreviation. So in order to translate from an English conversation to a French one,...

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...

Introducing the Meebo platform

Meebo has just announced a new platform for their messaging system. This allows for third party developers to create applications based on the growing chat service. The Meebo development platform launched with a set of API's that developers can grab in order to create multi user applications that Meebo users can specifically use to connect with each other. The question users must answer before...

Mashup with Skype and win

Lots of companies are doing it, we just never expected it to come from Skype! They have officially entered the world of the mashup, and are celebrating in a big way. It's not a million dollars or anything, but its all about the creation isn't it. The Skype Developer Program wants your true innovative mashup. The mashup has to have some "skypeness" to it, and center around the application while...

Social chatting with the AIM Wimzi

AOL has released a new way for people to chat through social networking pages or websites. This new chat widget is called the AIM Wimzi. By placing the Wimzi widget on a blog, social network page, or any other website, users can instantly chat with you when you are online with AIM. The bonus here is that your AIM name remains private, but you are able to chat with anyone. Widget names, display...

Multi-user chat gets released on Google Talk Gadget

Google has been tooling around with the Talk Gadget lately, and has added in the ability to have multi user chats through a Group Chat feature. The process of chatting is simple. Select a user that you want to chat with, then click on the Group Chat button, this will allow you to connect to another user. Keep in mind, this option is only available in the Google Talk Gadget. So if the user is...

Could video be coming to gTalk?

Could Google Talk soon be video-enabled? One of the first integrations of the Google acquired Marratech AB could actually be in Google Talk. It really does seem like the logical first step. Speculation is that Google will soon offer a rebuilt Marratech downloadable client for Mac and PC's adding to the Google Desktop and Picasa lineup. However, with the current state of he market -- competition...

Google Talk pops out of gadget land and gets a few new features

Google has updated the Google Talk Gadget with a few new features today including a Pop out feature, a button for websites, Firefox sidebar integration, and video and image displays. These significant enhancements add a lot to the way the web is heading with widgets, gadgets and keeping applications online and off the desktop. Keep in mind that these new features are only available for the Google...

Google Talk's new gadget

Google has unleashed a new Google Talk Gadget for use on your Google personalized homepage. The Talk client -- still only available for PC users -- can be semi-enjoyed by Mac users with this new Gadget implementation that resembles what PC users have been enjoying for quite a while, although it adds a few slick features. The new Google Talk Gadget shares the functionality of the standalone...

Twitter with Google Talk

Twitter, built by Obvious Corp., is a great way to constantly update people on what you are doing, think simplified blog. Short messages (under 140 characters) are posted by IM or web interface. One cool thing about Twitter, is that you can update your Twitter feed using your Google Talk account. Simply add twitter@twitter.com to your contact list in Google Talk, and send it a short message....

What's your beef? Say it with VentBox

Got something to say? Have to complain about something? Want to get it all out for other people to read? Everyone has an opinion, and VentBox wants to be your channel to the outside world when you have something to say. How does it work? Pick a target for your vent--maybe it was the Super Bowl ads, your boss, bad drivers, movies, your cell phone, your computer crashing--then write out a statement...

Mobile Google Talk with Java

Want to stay in touch with your Google Talk friends and contacts while on the go? Check out Talkonaut. It's a Java-based client that can be added onto your mobile phone, giving you access to your contacts on Google Talk or any Jabber network. You can choose to have Talkonaut send you an SMS with a download address, or go directly to get.talkonaut.com to download it. The download took about 1...

Google to integrate Talk into Orkut

It seems like Google could be working on integrating Google Talk into their social networking tool, Orkut. The Google Talk and Orkut teams are rumored to be in the final stages of the developmental integration, with news of the rollout this week. Google came to the decision to integrate the two tools when they noticed that users of Orkut quite frequently had their Talk application open. Through...