A year ago today, we launched Google Talk. On the days leading up to launch, we spent long summer nights fueled by Reza's eclectic play list. Thankfully, Google Talk didn't have Music Trends back then. The team listened to everything from 2Pac to Ludacris to Biggie.

We want to thank all the users who have submitted product feedback. We'd also like to thank the millions of users who are using the Google Talk network – either through the Google Talk client, Gmail chat, or other supported clients. Our users love the chat integration within Gmail, and we're planning to make it easier to chat with your buddies through other Google services.

Want to send us a birthday message? Leave us a voicemail at talkbirthday@gmail.com.