Google Talking

Overview

Nationwide and around the world, instant messaging use is growing, with more than 7 billion instant messages being sent every day worldwide, according to IDC. comScore Media Metrix reports that there are 250 million people across the globe--and nearly 80 million Americans--who regularly use instant messaging as a quick and convenient communications tool.

Google Talking takes communication to the next level, combining the awesome power of Text and Voice! This book teaches readers...

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Overview

Nationwide and around the world, instant messaging use is growing, with more than 7 billion instant messages being sent every day worldwide, according to IDC. comScore Media Metrix reports that there are 250 million people across the globe--and nearly 80 million Americans--who regularly use instant messaging as a quick and convenient communications tool.

Google Talking takes communication to the next level, combining the awesome power of Text and Voice! This book teaches readers how to blow the lid off of Instant Messaging and Phone calls over the Internet.

This book will cover the program “Google Talk” in its entirety. From detailed information about each of its features, to a deep-down analysis of how it works. Also, we will cover real techniques from the computer programmers and hackers to bend and tweak the program to do exciting and unexpected things.

* Google has 41% of the search engine market making it by far the most commonly used search engine
* The Instant Messaging market has 250 million users world wide
* Google Talking will be the first book to hit the streets about Google Talk

The authors discuss the "Google way" to instant message friends and make calls from a computer to any phone in the world by using Google Talk, Google's foray into the Instant Messaging universe.

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Google Talk gives you all the instant messaging and a huge percentage of the voice calling you're likely to need, at the price Google made famous: free. Google Talking will help you make the most of it -- at home, on the road, and in business.

You'll walk through getting Google Talk configured on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh; then get down to work with its chat, voice, data sharing, and video calling features. Google Talking checks out the nifty, innovative touches Google's engineers have cooked up -- for instance, Google Music Trends, which lets you tell contacts what songs you're listening to. There's a full chapter on third-party tools available for Google Talk, too -- including quick-and-dirty broadcasting/DJ tools. Google Talk's serious side is covered here, too: configuring large networks to permit it, and, yes, blocking it if you're so inclined. Bill Camarda, from the May 2007 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597490559
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/1/2006
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Johnny Long is a Christian by grace, a professional hacker by trade, a pirate by blood, a ninja in training, a security researcher and author. He can be found lurking at his website (http://johnny.ihackstuff.com). He is the founder of Hackers For Charity(http://ihackcharities.org), an organization that provides hackers with job experience while leveraging their skills for charities that need those skills.
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: Introductions
1. A Brief Look at IM’s History
2. A Brief look at VoIP
3. Open Standards are our friends! – A look a XMPP, jabber, and interoperability

PART TWO: Bells and Whistles
4. IM hacks – Tweak your Google Talk chat sessions
5. Easter Eggs – Hidden surprises lurking about
6. Come Here, Watson, I need you! – Google Talk VoIP and peering

PART THREE: Development
7. Google Talk: Under the Hood – A look at what makes it tick
8. Hand me that wrench! – APIs, code snippets, Google Talk “hacks”
9. The Future? – The future of Google Talk

PART FOUR: That’s All, Folks! – Appendix, etc.

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