Google Trips on Video Chat Rollout

This morning Google announced its new video chat capability with an eye-catching link at the top of the Gmail window.  Clicking the link takes you to this page, where you can see a nifty video that makes video chat look pretty cool.  But the link to “Get Started” takes you to a dead page (

The interesting thing isn’t that the service coughed up blood on its first day out.  The interesting thing is that, ten hours later, is still 404.

It can be hard to revive an overwhelmed application, but it’s really, really easy to put up a page to let users know what’s going on.

I wonder why Google is leaving this page 404?  It doesn’t inspire confidence.