This page is pretty much self-explanatory. We obviously already know the name of the application, so all we need to find for this page is who developed the application.
Name of Application:
Do you have a webcam and a computer connected to the Internet? If so, then try Google Talk Video! Google Talk Video is free video conferencing software that is part of Google Talk and is integrated within Gmail, Google's e-mail system.1 (link to the reference at bottom of page)
Who Developed Google Talk Video?
Serge Lachapelle and other engineers from Sweden helped develop this "video conferencing software" now known as Google Talk Video.2 (link to the reference at the bottom of the page)
Some More History About Google Talk Video:
Lachapelle was the "Vice President of product management" at Marratech, the company in Sweden from which Google bought the software in April 2007.
(Add in the Marratech logo) Maratech Logo.3
Lachapelle and most of the others who helped develop this software now work for Google. Although Google acquired this software, Marratech still operates on its own and continues to develop software technologies. When Google first gained rights to the video conferencing software in April 2007, it was specifically used within the Google company before it was publically released as an upgrade to Gmail's Google Talk system, which includes such features as IM as well as voice chat.3 (link to the reference at the bottom of the page)
(add in a screen capture of the OLD version of Google Talk Video from Marratech) Here is the previous format for Google Talk Video when it was licensed under Marractech.5 (link to the reference at bottom of page)
(add in a screen capture of the NEW version of Google Talk Video) Here is the revamped version of Google Talk Video as is now appears.6 (link to the reference at bottom of page)
Why Was Google Talk Video Developed?
Google Talk Video was introduced so as to be direct competition for other video chat software, such as Skype and TokBox as well as to enhance the existing Google Talk system.7 (link to reference at bottom of page). In addition, Google Talk Video allows "from-the-desktop participation" to users during videconferencing.8 (link to reference at bottom of page)
1. Reference:http://en.onsoftware.com/video-chats-enabled-in-google-talk/(<<link as "Video Chats Enabled in Google Talk.") Retrieved March 29, 2009, from Softonic OnSoftare
2., 4. Reference: http://www.pcworld.com/article/131048/google_buys_video_conferencing_software.html(<<link as "Google Buys Video Conferencing Software") Retrieved April 2, 2009, from PCWorld
3. Reference: http://www.marratech.com/ (<<link as "Marratech") Retrieved April 2, 2009, from Marratech.com
5. Reference: http://blog.sw3.com.ar/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/google-adds-voice-and-video-chat-to-gmail-2.png (<<link as "Google Adds Voice and Video Chat") Retrieved April 2, 2009, from SW3-Blog
6., 7. Reference: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/11/11/google-adds-voice-and-video-chat-to-gmail/ (<<link as "New version of Google Talk Video") Retrieved April 2, 2009, from TechCrunch
8. Reference: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/collaborating-with-marratech.html (<<link as "Collaborating with Marratech") Retrieved April 2, 2009, from Official Google Blog