What does this deal mean for Google's VoIP and IM strategy? Hmm, I would guess that GTalk will federate with AIM not unlike Yahoo! and MSN. Going a little further I can see GTalk's super grande VoIP service working over the AOL network and visa versa. Yep, that's cool I guess but I still have boatloads of contacts that are spread over 4 different networks. Which means I will still have to run 2 IM clients.
Om has some details and insight on the deal.