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Firefox bakes instant messaging into latest version

The new version also adds some minor updates and bug fixes at a time when Firefox continues to trail Google Chrome among desktop browser users.

By 24 September 2015


Use your browser for cross-platform instant messaging

If you want to keep in touch with all your friends and coworkers, you don't have to jump around from one service to another.

By 7 March 2014


Microsoft opens instant-messaging for all comers

Any programmer now can build software to tap into Windows Live Messenger's network. Perhaps in time IM will become less fragmented and more useful.

By 16 December 2011


Samsung unveiling its own instant messaging tool

The company's new ChatOn IM service will be available on its own Bada-powered handsets as well as smartphones running Android and Apple's iOS.

By 29 August 2011


CloudTalk: Voice instant messaging that works

New asynchronous messaging app is different enough to be useful, but not so unique that it confuses.

By 10 May 2011


Meebo for iPhone: Simply perfect instant messaging

Free. Easy. And compatible with just about every IM network known to man. What more could you want from an iPhone- and iPod Touch-messaging app?

By 19 February 2010


AIM, BeejiveIM instant-messaging apps get push

Who needs pricey SMS when you can get free, real-time conversations via instant messaging? These two popular IM apps just got the push-notification treatment.

By 25 June 2009


Zoho upgrades instant messaging service

It's no replacement for Meebo, but it does integrate nicely with Zoho's other apps

By 2 April 2009


Defending instant messaging

Every message isn't necessarily from a human being.

By 21 September 2008


How safe is instant messaging? A security and privacy survey

News.com reviews the major instant messaging services and evaluates which do the best job of protecting their users' security and privacy.

By 9 June 2008