Google Updates Hangouts For Android With Much Needed Online Status Info

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Google has finally updated Hangouts and introduced the much-desired status availability feature on the Google Hangouts app. Users have been missing this feature on the Hangouts app since Google replaced the Google Talk app on Android devices with the Google Hangouts app in May.The update shows not only as to who is online, but also as to who is reachable on Hangouts. Green icons show that people...
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Microsoft Outlook Gets Google Talk Integration

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Microsoft recently retired its Hotmail Service & went all out in ensuring its users migrate safely to its newer avatar; Outlook.com. Now the revamped & reworked iteration features core integration of Google’s instant messaging platform, Google Talk, more commonly known as GTalk.How did Google agree to such a synergy? Google has a competitive product in the form of Google Mail or Gmail....
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GTalk Mobile Web App Breathes It Last; Time To Move On

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Whether you love or hate Google, you cannot say that they are static. From dominating the Internet Search business to Internet Advertising to EMail and Chat and recently have even dominated the Smartphone landscape.Having so many services in operation, they are constantly improving current services, launching new services, and of course, culling old services that they see as deprecated. The GTalk...
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Gtalk is Down: Google is Confounded

  If you are not being able to chat via Gtalk you are not the only one. Gtalk services are down since late evening today. Users cannot access their Gtalk account on their phones or on their laptop/tablets. In case a user is signed in already, he cannot see other contacts, is not able to view his online/offline status and certainly cannot ping. Google has responded to this with the following statement,...
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Google Testing Video Chat For Android phones

Despite having the infrastructure for video chat since 2008 (at a time when android was in its infancy) google never really capitalised on this advantage by introducing video chat in smartphones before anyone else. They didn’t even bother to update their desktop client to include video chat. I hate having to open up gmail to use all the new features like group chat, video calling which Google...
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Google Launches A Query-Answering Chatbot

Google has quietly launched Google Talk Guru, an instant message chatbot that can deliver search results and answer queries such as sports scores.Once a user adds Google Talk Guru to his or her Google Talk chat client, he or she can send it instant messages with a pre-determined set of commands. Here are the current list of commands Google currently supports, as well as some of the company’s examples: Sport...
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Cloud Computing nDesktop Powered by Nivio

Don’t you just love it when a company sets out to do business with a noble cause in mind. Nivio, a Switzerland based tech company wants to educate 100 million children. The funny thing is, depending on which publication I looked at they seemed to have a slightly different mission. But I guess that’s just PR. Ubiquity and Affordability is Cloud Computing mantra and Nivio’s nDesktop...
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Video Chat On iPhone, Android From Yahoo – Apple’s FaceTime Gets Competition

Technology never ceases to surprise the most of us. Sometimes I wonder what the world would have been without mobiles phones, or these days smartphones. With the advent of new technology almost every day, our imagination should have no boundaries, and such imagination gives the birth of new technology. Video chat has been a feature which many of us are used to thanks to Skype or more recently...
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Challenge Your Friends To A Duel On GTalk – Tankaar.com : A Review

As a viewer of the epic TV series Mahabharat, you would have heard the word ‘Tankaar‘ emanating from Arjun’s mouth quite a number of times. This word refers to the sound a bow makes when it is plucked and released, which forms the basis of the artillery game on messenger by the same name which you can play online with your friends. About the game: Tankaar can be regarded as a virtual...
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Web Messenger For Multiple IM Clients – imo.im, Restricted Is Nothing!

Does your office block chat messengers? Now there’s a way to get away with it. There’s a web browser that helps you get access to whichever messenger you’re crazy about. That’s right it’s a Web Messenger service completely accessible for free and that let’s you share imagery cross platform. The website is called imo.im, although secured but cannot be restricted by...
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