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i-Knock instant messenger gadget to launch

i-Knock instant messenger gadget to launch

By 13 June 2008

Similar to the i-Buddy that we've seen before, Stysen's i-Knock is a "personal instant messaging notifier" USB gadget that hooks up to your PC and alerts you to goings-on with instant messenging and the like. When you receive a message, email or when... >>

Microsoft launches Facebook tab for Messenger

Microsoft launches Facebook tab for Messenger

By 2 June 2008

Microsoft has launched a Facebook updates tab for Windows Live Messenger users, allowing them to stay connected to Facebook goings-on via Microsoft's messenging service. A UK-exclusive, there is no need to download or install anything, simply click on... >>

Microsoft claims YouTube block was accidental

Microsoft claims YouTube block was accidental

By 13 May 2008

Conspiracy theories abound but Microsoft is swearing blind that the block on Instant Messenger users being able to share YouTube links at the weekend was just a glitch. IM users were faced with the block on Friday evening and Saturday morning, which led... >>

Nimbuzz mobile VoIP and IM app launches

Nimbuzz mobile VoIP and IM app launches

By 13 May 2008

Nimbuzz has announced the UK launch of an application to provide mobile users and online communities with free calls, chat and more. Nimbuzz offers an all-in-one solution for free mobile VoIP calling, conference calling, instant messaging, chat and group... >>

BlackBerrys to get push Hotmail and MSN Messenger

BlackBerrys to get push Hotmail and MSN Messenger

By 12 May 2008

Microsoft and RIM have announced an agreement to provide Microsoft Windows Live services on BlackBerry smartphones. This will mean "easy" mobile access to Windows Live Messenger and an enhanced level of integration between Windows Live Hotmail and the... >>

Microsoft launches Messenger TV

Microsoft launches Messenger TV

By 12 May 2008

Microsoft has launched a new feature for Windows Live Messenger - Messenger TV. Claiming to bring together two of the nation's most popular online activities - watching videos and chatting on instant messenger, Messenger TV is way for Windows Live Messenger... >>

Facebook Chat live in the UK

Facebook Chat live in the UK

By 23 April 2008

Facebook's "Chat" instant messaging service has been rolled out across the UK this morning. The service offers a more immediate way to communicate with Facebook buddies than the current email-like set-up. Users of the social utility will now see a Chat... >>

"Facebook Chat" confirmed as coming within weeks

"Facebook Chat" confirmed as coming within weeks

By 19 March 2008

Following rumours swirling around cyberspace, Facebook has confirmed new features for the site, including an instant messaging feature that will allow live chat between users. Facebook plans to roll out new privacy features this week that will give users... >>

Facebook to launch own instant messaging service

Facebook to launch own instant messaging service

By 17 March 2008

Facebook has been testing a new instant messaging service and will be launching it to the public soon, perhaps this week, Techcrunch reports. The suggestion is that the service will be an "in-house" Facebook tool, built into user's Facebook pages to enable... >>

USB missile launcher gets MSN hook up

USB missile launcher gets MSN hook up

By 4 January 2008

Brando offers this staple of office gadgetry, the good old USB missile launcher, in a variety of guises - but this version has got to be the best. The "new generation" of launcher now works with MSN. So, if you get one, and your MSN buddy gets one too,... >>