OK, it’s time for me to put on both hats – as the third moderator of
I’m really not sure where it’s all going…..but, as Pace-Man has also pointed out Google seem to be doing a lot of buying of similar technologies at the moment,
As for how to “integrate” all of these services…. that’s the tricky bit… both Hello and GoogleTalk are superb – but they’re very different….. and I’m not sure how Google could make the two interoperate without ruining both of them. I just hope it doesn’t all go the way of
I like the chat and voice stuff in GTalk – it works and the interface is clean and uncluttered. I’ll be intrigued to see how they try to make money out of it –
However, I suspect that this is the next step on the way to some form of “
For an extereme version of what might be – check out the excellent flash “story” over at albinoblacksheep good, but scary… but good….:-)
All in all, I’ll be very interested to see how things progress – based on what they’ve done in the past, it should pretty impressive!