Google Enables Free Calling and IM Communications Service
- Assalamo Alaikum dear all my seniors
Google Talk, a downloadable Windows application from that enables
Gmail users to talk or IM with friends for free, has been released,
posing a challenge to existing telecom and VoIP providers.
"At Google, we're continually investing in areas where we can make
technological change, and we recognize the importance of efficient
instant communications and information exchange," said Georges Harik,
director, Product Management, Google Inc. "Google Talk further
enriches our users' communications experience, whether they choose to
communicate via email, IM, or a call."
Gmail users can download Google Talk by visiting
http://www.google.com/talk/. Once they download the application, they
can begin inviting others by clicking "Add friend" from the Google
Talk interface. Those invited to Google Talk will also receive a free
Gmail account, if they do not currently have one.
Built to support industry standards, Google Talk enables Google users
to connect to the Google Talk service and exchange IMs using any
client that does the same, including Trillian, Adium, iChat, GAIM,
The company says it is also committed to working with other service
providers to create a federation model that enables users on any
member network to talk to users on any other member network in a
secure and abuse-free manner. Google is currently working with
EarthLink to federate with their Vling communications service and
with Sipphone on federating their Gizmo Project.
Google Talk requires a Gmail username and password, and starting
today, Google is making it easier for anyone in the U.S. with access
to a mobile phone to sign up for a Gmail account. When users visit
http://gmail.com and enter their mobile phone number, they will
receive an invitation code via a text message. This code enables them
to open an account. With a Gmail account, users can try both Gmail
and Google Talk, and begin inviting their friends and family to talk
with them for free over email, IM or a voice call.
Google's search technologies connect millions of people around the
world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D.
students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web
property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising
program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results,
while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is
headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas,
Europe, and Asia.