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Author Topic: A decade and a half of instability: The history of Google messaging apps  (Read 758 times)

mouser

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Nice long essay on ArsTechnica
Google Talk, Google's first-ever instant messaging platform, launched on August 24, 2005. This company has been in the messaging business for 16 years, meaning Google has been making messaging clients for longer than some of its rivals have existed. But thanks to a decade and a half of nearly constant strategy changes, competing product launches, and internal sabotage, you can't say Google has a dominant or even stable instant messaging platform today.


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Google Talk was the best! Killing it in favor of Google Hangouts and whatever else has come since then was a mistake.

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I love this, and it's so true!

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Google Talk was the best! Killing it in favor of Google Hangouts and whatever else has come since then was a mistake.

I totally bought into the hype of Google Wave. Still...