Google Rolls AIM Into Gmail

by admin December 6, 2007 at 9:10 pm

It’s been nearly two years in the making, but Google has finally opened up its Gmail chat widget to AOL’s IM network.

Gmail may have dragged thousands of e-mail users away from their existing accounts at other companies and over to Google, but the company’s approach to IM, dubbed Google Talk, hasn’t had quite the same success. Without many users, the standalone client stagnated until Google combined it with Gmail, proving that users enjoy the convenience of chatting while they e-mail, but not necessarily on Google’s own small network.

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