Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"Yahoo Talk" out soon, too.

Google Talk is nifty, but it seems like it's missing a few obvious features:
  • Search. Google's a search company, but I can't search my conversations?
  • OSX and Linux support. They're working on it, but not yet.
  • Ads. Maybe they'll never do this (it might be a little too annoying) but it seems like ads targeted to the conversation is an obvious step.
While Google Talk is a nice program, it's not obvious how it relates to Google's mission statement, "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." In short, what I'm saying is that they probably have more plans for Talk in the future.

So if they're going to be adding these features in the near future, why release Talk now? To take some the wind out of Yahoo's soon to be released VOIP solution.

With the big guys battling it out, I feel a little sorry for Skype.

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At 10:56 AM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6:39 PM, August 24, 2005, Anonymous Joe said...

i think real-time ads that change with the conversation would freak people out too much; it would make it a little too clear how involved google is in every aspect of their personal lives.

or maybe i'm just old


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