Webware 100 winner: Pidgin
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.
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.
The era of developers writing for other developers is largely over. Or, rather, it will continue but there's simply too much opportunity (read: money) involved in open source for projects to achieve significant success without a measure of product manage
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.
The company is forging ahead in moving its Messenger user base to Skype. Here's the updated timeline for its aggressive plan.
Using multiple chat services is overwhelming, while limiting yourself to one service just doesn't cut it any longer. These multiclient IM apps broaden and simplify.
Windows Live Messenger users that try to send links from The Pirate Bay will find that they won't be sent.
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.