Google killing XMPP federation with their Google Hangouts?
According to the Ars Technica article on Hangouts, we can expect Google to drop support for XMPP federation. We should apparently be happy that Google is not dropping XMPP client-to-server connections. The instant messaging space is apparently turning into a duopoly of Microsoft's Skype and Google's Hangouts with everyone else shoved to the sidelines. I'm [...]