Some rumors have been floating around about the big G entering into the IM game. The rumors comtinue and say that it would run on Jabber, the open source IM protocol. There have been no comments from Palo Alto, of course.
This is surely making people involved with Jabber excited, and perhaps making people involved with the Big 3 (AIM, YIM, and MSN) a bit nervous. Here’s an article from instant messaging planet about Google’s possible entry into IM.