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Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger start to chat

Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger start to chat

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Yahoo and Microsoft are knitting their networks more tightly together as they announce that Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger are now connected. The new joint instant messaging community forms the world’s largest IM network with nearly 350... >>

New worm spreads through AOL Instant Messenger

New worm spreads through AOL Instant Messenger

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Computer security analyst FaceTime has found a nasty hack that uses AOL Instant Messenger to install malware on targeted computers. The worm, called W32.pipeline, conceals itself by looking like a harmless Jpeg that a known online buddy sends with the... >>

Microsoft teams up with law enforcement to protect kids on IM

Microsoft teams up with law enforcement to protect kids on IM

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Microsoft has developed a new safety feature in its instant messenger services to make it easier for children and adults to report suspicious behaviour. One click from the instant messenger window lets users report to police if they’re concerned that... >>

Yahoo and Microsoft join forces in messaging pact

Yahoo and Microsoft join forces in messaging pact

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Yahoo! and Microsoft are making their instant messaging systems capable of communicating with each other to create a communications platform with some 350 million user accounts. The interoperability — the first of its kind between two distinct, global... >>

Availbot is a more lively way to see who's online

Availbot is a more lively way to see who's online

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Looking for something to plug into your extra USB socket? Look no further: the design shop Schulze and Webb bring you the Availbot. Designed by a graduate of the RCA's Interaction Design programme, the Availbot is a little figure that resembles a Lego... >>

Mobile network 3 unveils new low-price Mobile Mail service

Mobile network 3 unveils new low-price Mobile Mail service

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The mobile network 3 is launching two new mobile email services for consumers as well as business users, to make it easier and cheaper for customers to check mail on the go. The new services make use of "pushmail", where email is delivered to your regular... >>

Microsoft takes on Skype with the launch of Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft takes on Skype with the launch of Windows Live Messenger

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Microsoft is upping the ante on VoIP tie-ins with the launch of its new Windows Live Messenger. Essentially an revamp of MSN Messenger, the IM service now offers VoIP calling as well as full-screen video chat thanks to Microsoft's new LifeCams that were... >>

Windows Live Messenger Beta opens to public

Windows Live Messenger Beta opens to public

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Microsoft has announced that the new Windows Live Messenger beta is available broadly to the public for download at the Windows Live Ideas Web site. The beta of Windows Live Messenger, which is the next generation of MSN Messenger includes enhancements... >>

UK Prime Minister's question time heading to MSN Messenger

UK Prime Minister's question time heading to MSN Messenger

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The UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is turning to MSN Messenger to take Prime Minister's Question Time online in a unique competition that will give ten members of the public the chance to put questions live to the PM. The competition is launched today and... >>

Google adds Talk to Gmail

Google adds Talk to Gmail

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Google has added a cut down version of its Talk software to its email interface Gmail to encourage more of its users to use the instant messaging service. Through the new interface, users will be able to email or instant messaging any contact depending... >>