Light Reading reports that orkut, Google's social network, will integrate Google Talk and the new feature will be available next week. "We noticed that a lot of people that were using orkut also had their GTalk client open at the same time," said a Google spokeswoman.
Google will integrate Google Talk into orkut, in a similar way to Gmail Chat. There will be an option to add your orkut friends as contacts in Google Talk.
Google Talk / Gmail Chat should be available as an option in most Google applications. Google Docs & Spreadsheets has a similar feature that lets you chat with invited people on a document. But it would be a great idea to chat in Google Calendar while editing a calendar, in Picasa Web Albums while looking at some photos uploaded by my friends or comment on a shared item.
Google Talk already has an orkut theme, orkut users already have a Google Account, while anyone who has a Google Account can use Google Talk.
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