Google has announced an “open federation” between Google Talk and other IM services. Essentially Google is trying to combine disparate services to create a seamless instant messaging service similar to what e-mail is now. For the techies, Google is federated with services that operate over the XMPP protocol. Interestingly, if you click the open federation link, you will find that Google Talk also plans to support SIP, which is very interesting from a VOIP perspective.
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