Google Talk is great: lightweight and fast. But then, Google’s also got G+ messenger, Hangout, and even Drive Chat. There are currently so many options across its different platforms that it can get confusing—but Google Babble is apparently set to end that, with one unified, cross-platform chat solution, which will span Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and the cloud. According to multiple sources talking to Geek, Google’s building a whole new service, fresh from the ground up, to unify messaging across Google’s various platforms, as well as the likes of iOS and BlackBerry too. Babble will apparently work in a similar, melded fashion to the best of Google’s current chat implementations. You’ll be able to dump images in there, fire-up video chat Hangout-style, and chat in a threaded, conversation-organised style.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.