August 24, 2005

Google's messaging

From a developer on Google Talk
Joe Beda's
Most of the development was centered up here in the Kirkland office.

Hmmm. Kirkland. Internet messaging. Hmm. Rats. Wish I'd a known. Oh well.

On the brighter side, the direction seems to be decentralization and federation - meaning any site or provider can run their own messaging server (using XMPP). Although the Google client has no configuration for attaching to multiple servers, someone will do that soon enough. Now is the time for someone to build TopicZero - the root of all subjects.

1 comment:

Christian said...

Hi there,

Yeah, I heard that Google set up a Kirkland office a few months ago as a local beachhead with the intent of poaching talent away from Microsoft. I also heard that they were trying to keep it low-key. Maybe they're hoping with MS Messenger being the number 3 that they'll be able to attract those people easier than from Yahoo or AOL.

Of course they probably also have their targets set on Amazon talent as well. Kind of scary, here comes the *new* Empire...duh duh duh duh duh-duh duh duh-duuuuuh.