Google Instant Messaging roll out

BBC News (7 Feb 2006) report that Google is to integrate its popular e-mail service with its own instant messaging, known as Gmail Chat to allow users to chat and send e-mails from the same web browser window. The report also gives the current stats on the subscriber bases of the 'big 3' in Instant Messaging:

  1. AOL – 53 Million
  2. MSN – 27 Million
  3. Yahoo – 22 Million

Google Chat currently has a mere 866,000 subcscribers.

The report does not mention Instant Messaging within Skype - with 250 Million downloads Skype will also be someone to be reckoned with in the evolving Instant Message landscape.

But even Skype usage pales into insignificance compared to the one and a half billion people all over the world walking around with mobile phones in their pockets and purses according to Marc Prensky in Virtual teams, online learning and mobile phones.

That is one reason why mobile instant messaging is becoming a hot topic with reports that a number of the biggest mobile operators including Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and China Mobile, have agreed to work together to make it easy to IM across phone networks.


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That is one reason why mobile instant messaging is becoming a hot topic with reports that a number of the biggest mobile operators including Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile and China Mobile, have agreed to work together to make it easy to IM across phone networks.

True, slowly the same in Poland

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Good but who cares? in 1 year will be smthnew and new... only ppl changing;]

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