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Google Acquires Emu, An IM Client With Siri-Like Intelligence

Google has acquired Emu, a new mobile messaging application that just exited beta earlier this year. Emu was at heart an IM client, but it differentiated itself from the crowded market with smart feat

That Was Fast: Facebook’s Web/Mobile Chat Feature Is Now Getting Rolled Out Globally

Yesterday, we <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/18/web-or-mobile-facebook-tests-a-new-chat-feature-that-shows-where-friends-are-online/">wrote about a new Facebook feature</a> that was gett

Skype Reaches A 45M Concurrent User Peak, And What Looks Like A New Stage Of Momentum

In case you thought <a target="_blank" href="http://www.skype.com">Skype</a> may be slowing down while settling into being a part of Microsoft and recently celebrating its <a target="_blank" href="htt

QuicklyChat Brings “Push-To-Talk” Video To Small, Remote Teams

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.quicklychat.com/">QuicklyChat</a>, a Y Combinator-backed startup participating in the Summer 2012 program, has an interesting take on video conferencing. With its n

Newly Launched IM+ Video Lets You Video Chat With Facebook Friends

<a href="http://www.shapeservices.com/">SHAPE Services</a>, makers of the popular, cross-platform IM+ mobile instant messaging applications, is today launching its first video chatting app: <a href="h

2010: The year instant messaging finally died?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/aimbuddy.png" />Has <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/twitter/">Twitter</a> killed instant messaging? That's one possible explanatio

eBuddy Debuts Premium iPhone App

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/ebuddy-iphone-200x200.jpg" width="200" height="200" /> Nearly five months after launching a <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/07/0

The Top Ten Twitter Apps On The iPhone Among Early Adopters

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/top-10-Twitter-iphone-apps-112x200.jpg" width="112" height="200" /> What are the top Twitter apps on the iPhone? It's hard to say because th

IM+ 3.4 to support Speech Recognition for Twitter and IM (for a price)

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/rec.jpg" /> Unlike <em><a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/08/17/why-i-dont-use-twitter/">some people</a></em> around these p

Nimbuzz releases app for Android and research into use of IM

Dutch startup Nimbuzz , which bills itself as the “mobile Skype” have just announced an IM application for Android phones which ties together multiple messaging tools (Skype, MSM, Yahoo, I

IM Wars: AIM for iPhone grows up, gets paid version

While there may still be a lot of confusion surrounding the future of AOL, that didn’t stop the folks in Northern Virginia from recently overhauling their popular AIM instant messaging app for i

Review: IM+ for Android

IM+ is an application created by ShapeServices, which aims to replace the instant messaging application that comes out of the box with Android. Hoping that there were some differences between the 7-da

BeeJiveIM hits the iPhone App Store, rocks your face off

If you’re a devoted IM’er and have owned a BlackBerry or a pre-App-Store iPhone, you probably know of BeeJive – or at least know it by its previous name, Jivetalk. Their BlackBerry I

Cisco Picks Up Jabber for Collaboration, IM

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0001/8309/18309v1-max-250x250.png" alt="Cisco" class="shot2" /> Cisco <a href="http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/2008/corp_091908.html?POSITION=

Skype speaks IM with Expressivo

Expressivo 1.4.2 from IVO Software integrates speaking capability into Skype functions. As Skype has grown from just a cheap way to make calls, they have added features such as IM and video calling. N

VTech's latest landline phone does IM

People with landline phones take notice for VTech has announced something pretty cool. Their latest cordless phone, the IS6110, does IM between phones and comes with a QWERTY keyboard. When the base u

Facebook Chat launches: Built-in IM handy but should be optional

Did you hear the awesome news? Facebook Chat launched at the weekend for some folks, myself included. Apparently the rollout is on a network-by-network basis, and one of mine, NYU, was a big winner. Y

Yet another claim that e-mail is dead

“E-mail is so dead,” said the Slate writer, “that I have to tell the world how old I feel.” Seemingly every other day, we read studies suggesting that e-mail is dying, not with

Skype and MySpace in cahoots

MySpace users will soon be able to call and/or instant message anyone else on the network with the click of a button, thanks to Skype . The service will be called "MySpace IM" and will be ro

T-Mobile Officially Announces Sidekick Slide

About a week ago, we got to sit down with T-Mobile and play with the Sidekick Slide, Sidekick LX and a few other upcoming devices. Unfortunately, due to an embargo, we couldn’t utter a peep &#82
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