Google has finally released their Instant Messaging product called Google Talk you can find it and download it at So far it looks pretty easy to use, of course there is no one to talk to yet! Another thing that Google has done is add a useful voice communications as well. I know that AIM has some limited capabilities, but don’t think it works too well. It will be interested to see if a free Google Talk client will be able to compete with other VoIP companies like Vonage. Free voice communications all over the world, sounds pretty good to me! If you already have a Gmail account, your are ready to start Google Talk. If you want a Gmail account, let me know and I can invite you. So head over to, download, and send me a message at matt510 [at] gmail [dot] com!

Also, be sure to update your Earth.Google program as they have updated some of the imagery. Some cities have been upgraded down to 6inches / pixel. Pretty amazing! If you haven’t seen Google Earth yet, go do it now!

And one final note from Google, Print.Google has been put slightly on hold while they give publishers time to decided if/how they want their books included. I still cannot imagine why any publisher would not want to be included in this database as it will increase their visibility and get people interested in their products. This will also be a huge resource for libraries and education centers. Get on the boat people! In the meantime, head over to Google Print to browse what books they do have. If you want to know what Google Print is, either read my post on Print.Google or go to their info page.

Ή χάρις του κυρίου ημων Ίησου Χριστου μεθ’ υμων.

Categories: Computer
  1. August 24th, 2005 at 18:01 | #1

    It’s kind of odd. they went from developing the most premier search engine, to providing ordinary E-mail and instant messenger services. I guess they can’t think of anything innovative to create like they used too.

    I guess it’s like that Rocky Balboa syndrome, these guys just aren’t hungry anymore and have lost the “eye of the tiger.”

  2. August 24th, 2005 at 18:27 | #2

    Oh come on Tony! Give them a little credit, they have come out with amazing stuff this year!! Just because it isn’t as spectacular as Google Print or Google Earth or Google Maps or Google Desktop Version 2, doesn’t mean it isn’t a quality product!

  3. August 25th, 2005 at 03:47 | #3

    Ahhhh Google Earth is sooooo much fun!! Haha I might have to give google talk a try… i dunno though… so much instant messaging

  4. August 25th, 2005 at 08:42 | #4

    Seriously! I could just watch it for hours. A guy that works with a friend has the goal of finding elephants. :) I am hoping that when Google Talk becomes public and has the “official” first version out, it will combine all the best features of the other IM clients so we can just toss them out!

  5. Jongluer
    August 25th, 2005 at 18:19 | #5

    Wow…why is google so amazing…I might as well get a GMail account now from someone, I’m sure I can fix it so it forwards everything to my regular mailbox. But wow…another instant messaging program one that has a shot at becoming universal among like everyone.

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