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Microsoft Skype deal approved

Microsoft Skype deal approved

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Microsoft has been given the go-ahead to buy Skype following approval from the powers that be in the US. The Federal Trade Commission’s approval on Friday means that Microsoft can now buy Skype for the $8.5 billion it offered and get working on integrating... >>

Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 splashes down

Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 splashes down

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Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, today announced the next generation of Windows Live Messenger, known as Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 to us geeks. Various rumours and leaks have previously circulated the Internet in anticipation of the update. Microsoft... >>

Filmmaker documents Chatroulette experiences

Filmmaker documents Chatroulette experiences

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You might be familiar with Chatroulette, a website which has been making waves by allowing you to webcam chat with random strangers across the world. If you're not, and you're feeling brave, go and try it now at chatroulette.com. Inspired by his experiences... >>

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... >>

Nimbuzz launches native BlackBerry app

Nimbuzz launches native BlackBerry app

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Nimbuzz has announced the launch of a new app for BlackBerry smartphones, said to be the first to run as a native application on the device, enabling users to connect with each other via their social networks. The native functionality allows Nimbuzz to... >>

Windows Live Messenger hits Nokia Messaging

Windows Live Messenger hits Nokia Messaging

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Windows Live Messenger is now available via the Nokia Messaging Chat application straight from compatible phone's homescreens. This first instalment of Windows Live Messenger for Nokia Messaging includes tabbed chat windows, the ability to call directly... >>

Email extinction predicted in 10 years

Email extinction predicted in 10 years

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Email extinction could be a reality in the next 10 years, says TalkTalk, proclaiming the younger generation has no need for such long-winded communication. No doubt echoing similar studies from 10 years ago that predicted the absolute death of snail mail,... >>

Nimbuzz launches on Android App market

Nimbuzz launches on Android App market

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Nimbuzz has announced that its instant messaging aggregation software is now available for Android handsets like the G1, HTC Magic, and HTC Hero. It has a number of features that are unique for Android users. The app pushes homescreen notifications to... >>