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Microsoft Live Messenger Hits 300 Million Users

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Microsoft Live Messenger Hits 300 Million Users

Posted By IMP Staff

Microsoft said this week that its Live Messenger instant messaging client has now reached some 300 million users.
However, in perhaps what’s just as significant an announcement, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said those users are spread out among 76 nations and 48 languages worldwide.
The announcement

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  • over 7 years ago
AOL Opens AIM Some More

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AOL Opens AIM Some More

Posted By IMP Staff

AOL today announced that it has launched Open AIM 2.0, an update to the API and SDK the company provides to third-party instant messaging developers who write clients and services for use with AOL’s AIM network. AOL announced the first version of Open AIM one

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IM News and Product Watch

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IM News and Product Watch

Posted By Vangie Beal

Clients & Platforms
According to the official Google Talk blog, a “small percentage” of Google Talk users are now able to access new features, including some of the top requested features by users, such as drag-and-drop file transfers and voicemail. The blog also mentions a

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IM Product Watch

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IM Product Watch

Posted By Vangie Beal

WebMessenger has just launched a new product called WebMessenger Mobile for Skype. It allows mobile workers to use their Skype accounts to send and receive VoIP calls on their mobile devices.  WebMessenger Mobile works by connecting the mobile device with the users’ Skype software running

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Instant Messaging’s ‘Big Three’ Agree to Interoperate

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Instant Messaging’s ‘Big Three’ Agree to Interoperate

Posted By IMP Staff

After years of mutually beneficial barriers between their respective networks, instant messaging’s “Big Three” will finally interoperate, at least between enterprise users. An agreement between Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft is aimed at IM customers looking for a way to provide chat between employees on different

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  • over 13 years ago
IETF OKs ‘XMPP-Core’

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IETF OKs ‘XMPP-Core’

Posted By Christopher Saunders

One of the leading frameworks for real-time communications received a sizable vote of confidence Thursday, when the Internet Engineering Task Force (define) signed off on the core specifications of Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP).
The approved document, known as “XMPP-Core,” provides specifications for general-purpose

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IETF Closes in on Linking Geographic Info, Presence

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IETF Closes in on Linking Geographic Info, Presence

Posted By Christopher Saunders

Instant messaging brought “presence” — the ability to tell when others are available for chat — to the desktop. Now, the concept could be on the cusp of another, quiet evolution: incorporating location information.
Presence as a source of users’ status information has been maturing

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  • over 13 years ago
2003’s Top Trends in IM

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2003’s Top Trends in IM

Posted By Christopher Saunders

Pundits will probably look back on 2003 — at best — as a year of very conservative growth for the instant messaging industry.
But those in the trenches this year deserve a good deal of congratulations. Despite long sales cycles and continued strain on IT

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Yahoo! Blocks Third-Party IM, Considers Trillian Clone

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Yahoo! Blocks Third-Party IM, Considers Trillian Clone

Posted By Christopher Saunders

In the wake of Microsoft’s efforts to block unauthorized instant messaging clients from its .NET Messenger network, rival Yahoo! is following suit — while also considering ways to provide access to competitors’ networks.
Last week, a Yahoo! user survey asked visitors to its Web portal

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  • over 14 years ago
Apple Takes a Bite Out of Video IM

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Apple Takes a Bite Out of Video IM

Posted By Christopher Saunders

Apple Computer is hoping to jumpstart video and audio instant messaging with an upgrade to its popular iChat client, which is compatible with AOL Instant Messenger.
Yesterday, the Cupertino, Calif.-based PC and software player took the wraps off iChat AV, an enhanced version of the

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