The interoperability that AOL and Google now offer is a great step in unifying your communications. With the Google Talk partnership, AOL now offers one platform for communicating with your AIM buddies, Gmail contacts and your Facebook friends. Google has yet to enter into any partnerships with Facebook for linking Facebook Chat to Gchat, or vice versa.
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