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Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

Yahoo Messenger integrates IM into browser

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

UK man charged with "web-rage" attack

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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... >>

Mobile network 3 to provide Windows Live Messenger for free

Mobile network 3 to provide Windows Live Messenger for free

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Mobile network provider 3 has announced that its members can now use Windows Live Messenger for free. Taking stock of the number of messages sent through the MSN service since August, 3 found that over 100 million had been transmitted and received, which... >>

Researchers develop morphing software for image-based emoticons

Researchers develop morphing software for image-based emoticons

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Researchers at Bournemouth University have developed software that changes a photo of a person’s face to create emoticons for instant messaging. The idea is that emoticons that show people’s facial expressions will be enriching to the chat experience.... >>

Google Talk now free to all

Google Talk now free to all

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Google has announced that it is now making its Google Talk instant messaging service free for all. Previously the search engine had restricted its use to Gmail account users only, however from today anyone is able to use the service to talk to others... >>

Microsoft releases first Universal application: Messenger for Mac 6.0

Microsoft releases first Universal application: Messenger for Mac 6.0

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Microsoft has released its first Universal application: Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0. The new version, which works on both Intel and the company's older machines adds a number of new features to the instant messenger software. New features include... >>