Google Talk Is Down

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Google is reporting that there's a widespread outage of its Talk IM service. The company explains that it's "aware of a problem with Google Talk affecting a majority of users".

Google goes on to explains that "affected users are able to access Google Talk, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior." There's currently little news about when the service might return, but Google says it's "continuing to investigate this issue" and will "provide an update by 7/26/12 1:50 PM".

Certainly, we're experiencing problems here at Gizmodo. Are you? [Google]

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Does anybody know why Google hasn't updated its Google Talk desktop app in years? I like its simplicity, but I really wish they'd update it with more settings & fix some of the issues with it.