Google Fired Buzz

Filed under Social,Technology / Pratyushkp / October 15th, 2011

Google announced a “fall sweep” on October 14, detailing the shuttering of several products, including Google Buzz, the company’s controversial attempt at a social network. Bradley Horowitz, Google VP of product, wrote the following in a post on the Official Google Blog: In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won’t be able  [ Read More ]


Gmail Chat & AIM Are Now Interoperable

Filed under Social,Technology / Pratyushkp / May 20th, 2011

AOL and Google have taken their instant messaging partnership to a whole new level with complete interoperability between AIM, Gmail and Google Talk. Gmail users have been able to access their AIM account through Google Talk since 2007, but AIM accounts couldn’t message Google Talk accounts and vice versa. The juggling of two different IM accounts has limited the usefulness of AIM within Gmail. Google announced  [ Read More ]