Enter the dragon
In a move that better positions Google to compete with Yahoo!'s Messenger capabilities, the search giant announced today it now has a VoIP offering.
The service, dubbed Google Talk allows GMail users to establish free PC to PC calls, providing their computer is already outfitted with speakers and a mic, now commodity peripherals on late-model PCs.
Speculation that Google was planning just such a move has made the rounds of the usual tech publications since almost eight months ago.
PCMag has the full story here.