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i-Buddy embodies your Live Messenger mate's activites

i-Buddy embodies your Live Messenger mate's activites

By 4 October 2007

Looks like someone paid close attention to the Availabot prototype as here is the i-Buddy designed for use with Windows Live Messenger. A USB gadget, the i-Buddy is a "physical representation" of your most favourite Live Messenger buddy. You can program... >>

DJ's "Messenger Mix" available to download free

DJ's "Messenger Mix" available to download free

By 30 August 2007

DJ David Guetta has created a tune by mixing instantly recognisable Messenger sounds to create the "Mix Messenger". It's now available to download for free (well, we can't see anyone paying for this nonsense) via the link below. Guetta's tune is described... >>

Microsoft patents instant messaging on your TV

Microsoft patents instant messaging on your TV

By 14 August 2007

Microsoft has patented a version of its instant messaging service that is designed to work on your television, DVD or media player. Not only will it keep track of everything you've watched, but it will let you chat to your messaging buddies while you... >>

Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger Phone launches in Japan

Voiis Mini Pocket Messenger Phone launches in Japan

By 14 June 2007

The Axes Voiis Mini has launched in Japan where it is available for around $130. But what the devil is it? Is it an MP3 player? Is it a VoIP phone? A hand-held IMing device? It's all of the above, sort of. Relying entirely on Bluetooth connectivity, for... >>

Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

By 3 May 2007

Coming to a browser near you is Yahoo's new tool that will allow its instant messaging service in a web browser without the need of IM software. Also working with Microsoft's MSN, the browser function is designed for someone without immediate access to... >>

Vodafone and Microsoft to link messenging services

Vodafone and Microsoft to link messenging services

By 13 February 2007

It looks as though Vodafone has stuck its fingers into a lot of pies recently. Today it's released an announcement with Microsoft to say that they're working together to launch a co-branded, seamless Instant Messaging service for PC and mobile. The service... >>

Yahoo integrates Messenger into Mail

Yahoo integrates Messenger into Mail

By 13 February 2007

Yahoo has announced changes to two of its services, Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Go for Mobile 2.0. The company is inserting Yahoo Messenger into the latest version of Yahoo Mail, which is still in beta. The service is rolling out across its network of users... >>

Highly critical flaw found in Yahoo Messenger

Highly critical flaw found in Yahoo Messenger

By 15 December 2006

Yahoo Messenger users are being encouraged to download the latest version of the application to fix a bug in the previous version. Users who are using a version of Yahoo Messenger downloaded before 2 November have a version that contains a bug in the... >>

A third of instant messaging teens couldn't imaging life with IM

A third of instant messaging teens couldn't imaging life with IM

By 11 December 2006

Teenagers are more reliant on instant messaging that adults, a new survey by AOL and AP has found. This will come as a shock to no one, as many teenagers are reliant on IM to keep their social life active. The survey was conducted online with a sample... >>

UK man charged with "web-rage" attack

By 17 November 2006

Next time you are about to flame someone on a chat room make sure you really think about what you are about to do. Today a man has been convicted in what is being described as the UK's first "web-rage" attack. Paul Gibbons, 47, from south London, has... >>