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The News Corp.-owned social network, having ditched its old browser-based IM service, formally unveils the new download after a year of buzzless beta.
The News Corp.-owned social network has had a downloadable IM client for a while, but this is the first time that members will be able to IM one another directly from their MySpace profiles.
The News Corp.-owned social-networking site is set to announce that voice chat on its instant messaging client will be powered by eBay's Skype.
Pidgin is a free, open source IM client.
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Jason Hirschhorn and Michael Jones join the News Corp.-owned social site as chief product officer and chief operating officer, respectively.
The Web-based chat service now has the two social networks' IM hooked up along with the likes of AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live.
The first in the series of real-time Webcast chats with the major parties' presidential contenders will take place at the University of New Hampshire, but online observers will be able to participate as well.
Rumor surfaces that company will very soon be launching a service to let members IM one another within the site and possibly on third-party clients.