AOL says farewell to AIM, its popular instant messenger service, after 20 years

AOL has announced that it is discontinuing its pioneering Instant Messenger chat platform after 20 years of service.

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WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat


WhatsApp reportedly has been conducting tests of a business chat system with a number of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator. The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum last year said the company would seek to monetize the free chat service by providing businesses with direct access to consumers. He ruled out ads. The approach WhatsApp is taking could have stumbling blocks built in.

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Suspect keeps Facebook promise he made to cops, turns himself in

It was just your average Facebook chat between two folks trying to arrange a get-together, except that one party was a man with outstanding warrants who resembles a bank robbery suspect and the other was the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/14/suspect-keeps-facebook-promise-made-to-cops-turns-himself-in.html

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Facebook plans to use Messenger for retail point-of-sale service, could integrate Apple Pay

Article Image The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.

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Microsoft yanks new AI Twitter bot after it begins spreading Nazi propaganda

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Yesterday, Microsoft launched a new, innocent chat bot to learn about the world via social media. The experiment lasted less than 24 hours.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/225506-microsoft-yanks-new-ai-twitter-bot-after-it-begins-spreading-nazi-propaganda

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Amid FBI row, Apple hires developer behind secure messaging app Signal

Article Image Apple is hiring Frederic Jacobs — a developer responsible for the secure chat app Signal — to work on the CoreOS security team this summer, a report noted on Friday.

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Microsoft inadvertently reveals 'Flow by Outlook' chat app for iPhone

Microsoft appears to be developing a streamlined chat and email application for iPhones called Flow by Outlook, a leaked download webpage marked “Microsoft Confidential” revealed on Wednesday.



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China tightens Web controls, requires written pledge to avoid 'unhealthy' activity online

China announced Wednesday that users of blogs and chat rooms will be required to register their names with operators and promise in writing to avoid challenging the communist political system, further tightening control over Internet use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/04/china-tightens-web-controls-requiring-real-name-registration-barring-political/

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Skype for Mac 7.0 launches with new mobile-inspired look, 64-bit support, improved chat & file sharing

Microsoft on Thursday launched a redesigned version 7.0 of its popular Skype chat application for Mac OS X, making it a 64-bit application, introducing a new file transfer presentation with inline images, and much more.



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Snapchat for iOS update lets users chat, hold impromptu video calls

Time-limited image sharing app Snapchat on Thursday announced Chat, a new feature that allows users to send text messages to each other and connect through a live video chat with one tap.



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