The New eBuddy Delivers Improved User Experience

Web IM service eBuddy launched a new version this week that delivers an improved user experience.

The company, which competes head on with Meebo, has completely overhauled its web based IM platform with the three separate AOL, Yahoo and MSN clients being now integrated in to a multi network Ajax based platform.

A new mobile J2ME client that supports the top 300 phones worldwide provides a quick and easy to use mobile experience.

Amsterdam based eBuddy took funding of €5million in funding from Lowland Capital Partners in October 2006 and competes directly with the Sequoia backed Meebo. The service currently has in excess of 25 million registered users and 6 million mobile users.

New features coming later this year include support for more networks (including Icq and gTalk) and an improved feature set with support for drag and drop contact management, group chat and custom emoticons.

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