• Mobile VoIP Startup iSkoot Buys

    Pushing beyond its mobile Skype service, iSkoot has purchased, and instant messaging client that let’s you IM all of your Facebook friends. iSkoot already has a partnership with Skype to bring the VoIP service to mobile phones, including Skype-branded mobile phones in other countries. With, it will add a Web-based IM service that taps into your social network. Read More

  • On Eve of Facebook Chat, Babuki Takes a Chance

    When Facebook rolls out its chat application (“Facebook Chat”) sometime this week, users are going to see an instant messaging bar at the bottom of their screen wherever they go on the site. And they won’t even have to install that bar; it will be put there automatically for everyone. That’s the power of complete and instantaneous distribution possessed by Facebook… Read More

  • Facebook To Launch Instant Messaging Service

    Facebook has been testing a new instant messaging service and will be launching it to the public soon, perhaps in the next week. Our understanding is that the service will be built into user’s Facebook pages and allow them to web chat with their Facebook friends. We’ve also heard that, like Gtalk, it will be built on the Jabber open source platform, allowing users to add the service… Read More

  • Facebook IM Client Now Available For Mac

    Two weeks ago I wrote about, a new desktop product from Mogad that allows you to instant message with all of your Facebook friends. The initial software was Windows only. Today they just launched a way for Mac users to use it, too. This isn’t a Mac client, but they’ve provided instructions for using via ichat or Adium (a popular Mac instant message aggregator). Read More

  • The Instant Messaging Service For Facebook Junkies

    If you don’t mind installing one more instant messaging client on your computer, and you happen to be a heavy Facebook user, check out This isn’t yet another instant messaging application that resides on Facebook; rather, it’s a normal IM client that grabs all of your Facebook friends via the Facebook API and brings them into It’s only available… Read More