The first e-cigarette hit the shelves in 2004 in China. Since then, the vaping has become one of the fastest-growing and spirited industries with newly developed products. It shows no signs of slowing down. The estimated global market for these products was approximately $14 billionRead More
Technology is always changing. Some new technologies are even celebrated and become part of our daily life. Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are new technologies that probably would be part of our daily lives shortly.
Some people think that augmented reality and virtual reality are
Microsoft announced that its Live Messenger instant messaging client has now achieved over 300 million users. Be that as it may, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) said those clients are spread out among 76 countries and 48 languages around the world. The declaration came using a postRead More
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 oneRead More
In this era of constant innovations, service providers have to stay diligent and provide better features to their users as and when required. It is for this reason that most proactive companies are coming forward with some of the latest updates every day. If youRead More
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 differentRead More
The IETF, accepted Jabber Software Foundation’s new proposed instant messaging framework on Thursday, known as “XMPP-Core” Protocol. Officially a proposed standard, the XMMP will allow both users and applications to transmit and receive XML documents with “added security and internalization features.” This is considered aRead More
The IETF, or the Internet Engineering Task Force, has recently made a breakthrough in their research on geographic linking. Now, the first question that you may ask is, “How will ‘geographic linking’ apply to my everyday life?”. However, let’s start with what exactly geographic linkingRead More
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
Eventually, cooperation and well-meaning openness can cost a company. After a long time of allowing third party IM systems to integrate with its IM software, Yahoo is closing the door on third-party IM systems within its network, while at the same time, considering a Trillian-styleRead More