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Bebo up for sale

Bebo up for sale

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AOL is to either sell or close Bebo after paying $850 million dollars for it just 2 years ago, realising that it's just not worth the investment to keep it going.   "Bebo, unfortunately, is a business that has been declining and, as a result, would... >>

Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

Windows browser ballot screen rolls out

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Microsoft's browser ballot screen, the EU-mandated move which offers users the option to replace Internet Explorer on their Windows installation, has begun to roll out to computers across the world that have Internet Explorer set as the default browser.... >>

Facebook Chat heads to desktop IM

Facebook Chat heads to desktop IM

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While we had some inkling this was coming, Facebook has now announced that Facebook Chat can be integrated into desktop instant messaging clients, another move towards taking the functionality of the social networking site away from the main site. "By... >>

AIM integrates Facebook Chat

AIM integrates Facebook Chat

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AOL appears to be testing the addition of Facebook Chat support to its instant messaging client. The company is offering preview builds that have the support in, but a full announcement hasn't happened yet. While we wait for that, AOL Mail has integrated... >>

ICQ releases new version of IM software

ICQ releases new version of IM software

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Gosh, remember ICQ? The stalwart of late 90s IM with its flowery icons and irritatingly-loud noises has just issued an update to its client - more than 13 years after it was first released - which adds a whole pile of new functionality. That functionality... >>

AOL announces 2500 job cuts

AOL announces 2500 job cuts

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In the States, AOL has announced it will be cutting its workforce by around a third after it gets spun off from Time Warner next month. The job cuts - nicely timed for the "holidays" - will see both involuntary and voluntary redundancies for around 2500... >>

Gmail, AOL, Yahoo Mail also targeted in phishing scam

Gmail, AOL, Yahoo Mail also targeted in phishing scam

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Google has confirmed that a large number of passwords to its email accounts have been stolen in an "industry-wide phishing scheme" which affects Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, AOL and a number of other service providers. Following the news that 10,000 Hotmail... >>

AIM adds Twitter and Facebook publishing

AIM adds Twitter and Facebook publishing

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At the start of July, AOL's Instant Messaging client AIM added the ability to view your Facebook and Twitter update stories in inverse chronological order within the software client. However, at the time it was a one-way trip for your data. AIM was happy... >>

AOL's AIM adds lifestream

AOL's AIM adds lifestream

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We don't hear a lot from AOL's instant messenger client, AIM, these days. Once upon a time it was the platform of choice, with MSN Messenger, for chatting to your friends, but that's been superseded by Facebook and Twitter. Well, AOL's fighting back.... >>

AOL splits from Time Warner parents

AOL splits from Time Warner parents

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Time Warner has announced that its board has authorized a complete separation of itself and AOL. Following the split, AOL will become an independent, publicly traded company once again. The two companies announced plans to merge in January 2000, and they... >>