The Latest in Instant Messaging News

Today on InstantMessagingPlanet you’ll find my newest IM Watch article, which discusses instant messaging news from the past two weeks. This week it’s Yahoo’s Web-based e-mail service changes, SocialBox for Facebook, Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony software, the Bebo abd Microsoft messaging partnership, mobile IM news, and more.

“‘Social networking site Bebo says it plans to launch a Microsoft-powered IM program in the fall, the starting point of a new plan to enable other sites to incorporate Windows Live Web services. The Bebo IM will have limited compatibility with Microsoft’s own services and will let Bebo members click a link to start an IM session with any other Bebo member, even without a Windows Live ID. Bebo users will be able to send messages to Windows Live Messenger users only if they also have a Bebo account.”

IM Watch: Yahoo Makes IM-to-Cell Connection
By Vangie Beal, August 28, 2007

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