Google Purchases Smart Messaging Service Emu!

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Google has purchased the smart messaging application Emu. There is very little news on the details of the purchase, such as selling price or what Google plans to do with Emu. Emu did confirm on their website that they were indeed purchased by Google. If you are not familiar with the smart chat ...

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is nearly done, debug tool suggests

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Google Voice integration with Hangouts is just a matter of time. We wrote about it earlier this year. Hangouts would then be Google’s unified chat client, it would serve all your communication needs. This merger of sorts is one step closer to completion. A Reddit user managed to get a ...

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New plug-in allows Outlook users to join Google Hangouts

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Google has released a new plug-in for users of Google Apps that allows them to use Google Hangouts for video conference calls from within Microsoft Outlook. Users of the email client can now initiate or join a Hangout directly from Outlook if they have a Google Apps account. Simply download the ...

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Google releases Hangouts 2.0, KitKat Keyboard apps

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Google, having been rather busy of late, is pushing out software updates and app updates to smartphones all over the world. Today sees them issuing updated versions of the Hangouts app and KitKat Keyboard. As you may already know, the Hangouts 2.0 app features integrated SMS capabilities, ...

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Google+ Hangouts and Photos revamped with host of new features

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Google Senior VP Vic Gundotra on Tuesday announced a great many improvements to Google Hangouts and Photos designed to let us “use more time for ourselves, and less time figuring out technology”.  Below is a list of the new features and the updates should start pushing out over the ...

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Google Hangouts updated with improved layout and subtle enhancements

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Google Hangouts for Android is getting an update today, bringing about a handful of user-requested features. The layout changes only slightly but it looks more intuitive; starting conversations is easier than ever. Details include: You can see who’s reachable right now on Hangouts. Green ...

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Hangouts (formerly Google Talk) Android app review

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From the moment it was announced at I/O I was absolutely hooked. I used talk daily for work and a lot for talking to my fellow Android fanatics, so a face-lift and bundle of new features were definitely a welcome update. First let me talk about what a huge departure this is from the bland old ...

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AT&T: we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers

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If you’ve checked out the new Hangouts app on AT&T, chances are you’re pretty familiar with the message stating “You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to join a video call”. Heck, you’re even used to it if you’ve tried to use FaceTime over their ...

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Hangouts announced as Google’s messaging overhaul, app replacement to Talk ready for download

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If you’ve been paying attention to I/O today, chances are that you saw the announcement about Hangouts. Hangouts is Google’s new messaging system that is stepping up to replace Talk, and users are excited. The app is now available on the Play Store, as well as on the app store for ...

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Google Babel to be called Hangouts and debut at Google I/O, source says

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Google will introduce the much-rumored unified messaging client, Babel, at Google I/O next week, reports TechRadar. Picking up the more formal, and familiar, name of Google Hangouts, this is the messaging service that is expected to be cross-platform and tie together a number of existing ...

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New Google+ feature lets users turn status updates into Hangout opportunities

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A new feature for Google+ has been announced today which makes it easy to convert a normal status update/conversation into a Hangout with video.  Let’s say you and your buddies are watching a bowl game this winter and each of you has a little bit to say, bragging your team up or talking ...

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