Google has launched an instant-messaging program that allows text chat and computer-to-computer voice connections, a move that highlights the search giant’s increasing competition with Yahoo, Microsoft and America Online.
Google’s Web site late Tuesday provided a link to download Google Talk and stated that the software "enables you to call or send instant messages to your friends for free-–anytime, anywhere in the world." Google’s messaging program is linked to the company’s Web-based e-mail program, Gmail, and both are in a beta, or test, phase.
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Here is what I predict next is coming from Google:
Possible merger or purchase of ebay
Office productivity suite