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GTalkr is down...g

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, May 13, 2006
18 years ago4,785 views

"Thank you for your interest in Gtalkr. Unfortunately, the Gtalkr instant messaging client is no longer available. The Gtalkr website has been taken down while we pursue new projects as Google employees. Thank you to everyone who tried out, regularly used, and supported Gtalkr. Here's a list of alternate clients to be used to connect to the Google Talk IM service:

http://www.google.com/talk/otherclients.html

Sincerely,
Dudley Carr and Wes Carr (The Gtalkr team)"

"we pursue new projects as Google employees", a coming soon new Google Product???

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

Was Gtalkr a small company that Google bought, or some people who had started a porject of their own?

Anyone know where you can get a copy of Gtalkr?

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

or is it all web based?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

It was all web based I think (and flash if I remember rightly). But I don't know about the ownership.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

It was/is not owned by Google, as the disclaimer says "This site is not affiliated with Google"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTalkr
http://www.techcrunch.com/2005/11/30/gtalkr-flash-gtalk/

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

Ok, so have Google just hired all the people who created it then?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

Dan: That is what I conclude from it. It is not 100% clear. Maybe they were Google Emplayees before that made this on the side (not in affiliation with Google) – like some of Mihai's greasemonkey scriots.

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

Ahhh ok. Thanks Sam

Seth [PersonRank 0]

18 years ago #

They were not previously Google employees. Before creating Gtalkr they built online and offline IM clients based on jabber/xmpp (including Gush).

cner [PersonRank 1]

18 years ago #

GTalkr is web-based GTalk with flash UI.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

wait, so theyve decided to shut it down because of Gmail talk?!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

18 years ago #

I got confirmation from the Gtalkr creators that yes, they were hired by Google *after* they created their tool.

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