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Coming Soon: Free video conferencing from Google

According to Rishi Chandra (a Google Apps product manager) who talked to SFGate, Google is set to roll out their first update in a long line of updates that will include multi-user video conferencing. The video conferencing will be rolled out soon -- the rest of their plan will be executed within the next 12 months.
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According to Rishi Chandra (a Google Apps product manager) who talked to SFGate, Google is set to roll out their first update in a long line of updates that will include multi-user video conferencing. The video conferencing will be rolled out soon -- the rest of their plan will be executed within the next 12 months.

"This [current Gmail capability] is the first step in a much broader set of features we hope to roll out over the next six to 12 months around video [and voice] chat capabilities," said Rishi Chandra, a Google Apps product manager. "It's a great opportunity for us to push that space along."

Integrating video conferencing across many Google apps, like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, iGoogle, and hopefully even the Google Talk windows client could shake things up quite a bit. I wonder how long until Google creates their own free WebEx or Breeze type product?

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