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Webware 100 winner: Pidgin
Jason Hirschhorn and Michael Jones join the News Corp.-owned social site as chief product officer and chief operating officer, respectively.
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 Web-based chat service now has the two social networks' IM hooked up along with the likes of AIM, Yahoo, and Windows Live.
Pidgin is a free, open source IM client.
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.
The former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate answers questions from young voters at MTV's Times Square studios.
Media companies claim the event, scheduled for Saturday evening and broadcast on television, the Web, mobile platforms, and in Times Square, will be "the most publicly accessible and interactive presidential candidate event in history."
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.