The company is forging ahead in moving its Messenger user base to Skype. Here's the updated timeline for its aggressive plan.
If you have a device running Windows RT, chances are you're missing one or more of your favorite apps. Here are five alternatives that could be worth a download, depending on what you're looking for.
Windows Live Messenger users that try to send links from The Pirate Bay will find that they won't be sent.
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.
Stanford University researcher shows how to bypass Windows' built-in encryption that Web browsers, instant messaging clients, and other programs used to store user passwords.
Webware 100 winner: Pidgin
Chat logs show what may have motivated Army enlistee Bradley Manning, an AJAX, PHP, and MySQL programmer, to allegedly turn over megabytes of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks.
Good news for bored office workers -- the chat feature that allows you to instantly message your Facebook friends is improved, so you won't be cut off mid-conversation so much.
As in, stick a fork in the Pidgin forking controversy, because it's forking ridiculous. Also, iTunes Store gets same-day DVD releases and memristors make their debut.
Pidgin is a free, open source IM client.