Google loves IM

Lots and lots of rumours about Google and IM. Hello (part of the Picassa purchase) is an IM application — Windows-only, proprietary protocol, used for image sharing/posting. It is more likely that Google will line up behind Jabber/XMPP, since:

  1. many other IM vendors are lining up behind SIMPLE (which is what the telcos/bellheads like, because it’s an extension of SIP); Jabber already interoperates with SIP/SIMPLE through a gateway, and is more likely to be backed by internet/web/IP types
  2. Jabber already includes the capability to run “gateways” to other IM services, which would be a mainstream (as opposed to Adium on Mac or Trillian on Windows) example of an interface that lets you “talk” to all protocols

Some thoughts of Google’s play include tying gmail IDs into Jabber/IM IDs, potentially even having chat logs stored in a similar, Gmail interface (and showing text ads, which would fit with their business models). Of course, with an ID infrastructure, plus permissions and contact lists, things like filtering email/identifying spam becomes easier as well.

[Via B. Mann Consulting – Technology Consulting in Vancouver]

Google browser, Google IM, lot’s of speculations …

Peter de Haas
Peter de Haas

Peter is gedreven door de eindeloze mogelijkheden die technologische vooruitgang biedt. Met een scherp oog voor het herkennen van oplossingen waar anderen slechts problemen zien, is hij een expert in digitale transformaties. Peter zet zich met volle overgave in om individuen, teams en organisaties te begeleiden bij het ontwikkelen van nieuwe vaardigheden en het implementeren van innovatieve oplossingen.

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