Google to Deliver Instant Messages from the Los Angeles Times has unnamed sources telling the paper that Google will launched an instant messaging service called Google Talk as early as tomorrow. Aside from IM, the tool would also offer voice chat similar to what Yahoo Messenger currently offers.
Google's said to have been testing the service for at least a month. Google confirmed to the LA Times that it had a new product to release this week (when don't they?) but declined to say if it was Google Talk was the product.
The New York Times yesterday wrote that "Google executives" said they'd unveil a "communications tool" on Wednesday but not exactly what that would be.
Brad Hill points to a Neowin post about the talk.google.com domain has been spotted. Using a Trillian IM client, the domain was found to be waiting for IM connections using the Jabber protocol. Nathan at InsideGoogle has comments, as does Dirson and Threadwatch.
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