A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December

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After 20 years of operation, AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), is finally shutting down. While it hasn’t been popular in years, the service once dominated instant messaging and shaped the clients and products that would follow.

The post A Farewell to AIM: AOL Instant Messenger Shutting Down in December appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/06/aol-says-farewell-to-aim-its-popular-instant-messenger-service-after-20-years.html

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Now you can collect some of your Amazon orders in just two minutes

Amazon has launched “Instant Pickup,” a service that lets customers collect items within two minutes of ordering them. The inital pick-up locations are at university campuses in California, Ohio, and Maryland.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/now-can-collect-some-your-amazon-orders-in-just-two-minutes.html

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Killer Deals: Save $180 to $260 instantly on all current 13" MacBook Pros with AppleCare

Article Image This month, 13″ MacBook Pro shoppers can combine instant discounts with exclusive $140 coupons to deliver the lowest prices available anywhere on all possible configurations of Apple’s current 13″ MacBook Pros with AppleCare extended warranty protection. Plus free shipping and no sales tax in 48 states.

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Last Call: Grab the lowest prices ever offered on Apple's most popular 2015 MacBooks and iMacs with exclusive coupons

Article Image Wrapping up our holiday deals, we’ve saved the best for last: the deepest instant discounts on this year’s brand new Macs, including a 13″ MacBook Air with AppleCare for $999, a 21.5″ iMac with HD display for $949, 12″ MacBooks from $1,129, and the lowest prices ever on MacBook Pros and iMac 5Ks ($250-$400 off). Plus free 2 Day Air shipping and no tax in 48 states, while stock lasts. Expires 12/31/15

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Grab the lowest prices ever offered on Apple's most popular 2015 MacBooks and iMacs with AppleInsider's exclusive coupons

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Lowest 2015 Mac Prices Ever: 13" MacBook Air with AppleCare for $999, 21.5" iMac with HD display for $949, 12" MacBooks from $1,129

Article Image Wrapping up our holiday deals, we’ve saved the best for last: the deepest instant discounts on this year’s brand new Macs, including a 13″ MacBook Air with AppleCare for $999, a 21.5″ iMac with HD display for $949, 12″ MacBooks from $1,129, and the lowest prices ever on MacBook Pros and iMac 5Ks. Plus free shipping and no tax in 48 states, while stock lasts.

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Amazon says Instant Video app for tvOS could launch 'within a few weeks'

Article Image Amazon Instant Video was notably absent from Apple’s tvOS App Store launch lineup in October, and while the e-commerce giant remains mum on future plans, a support team representative let slip that the streaming movie service could hit fourth-generation Apple TVs in a few weeks.

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Facebook begins rolling out Instant Articles to all iPhone app users

Article Image Facebook officially launched its Instant Article platform on Tuesday, initially making it available exclusively to users of the company’s iPhone app, and with a relatively small number of American publishers on board.

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Twitter Goes Long With Historic Tweet Access


Twitter on Tuesday announced an API that will give business users instant and complete access to every historical public tweet. Based on tools developed by Gnip, which Twitter purchased last year, the API lets users search tweets back to March 2006, when the first one was posted. They can request counts of the number of activities that occurred matching their query for the time period they’re reviewing — even minute by minute. The tool could be valuable for monitoring product launches and analyzing marketing campaigns.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82375.html?rss=1

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Facebook's Instant Articles Raise Troubling Questions


Facebook on Tuesday introduced Instant Articles, a feature that lets publishers place their stories directly on its site. Nine major media outlets have signed on. The content is optimized for mobile devices, and Instant Articles currently is available only on iOS. Publishers get 100 percent of the revenue from ads they place with their content. Facebook will commit to a hands-off policy on news coverage, said spokesperson Alexa Cassanos. Publishers “are in complete control of what they publish on Facebook — both links and Instant Articles.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82050.html?rss=1

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Facebook debuts fast-loading 'Instant Articles' exclusively on iPhone app

Facebook on Wednesday launched “Instant Articles,” a mobile-oriented platform through which publishers can have their stories hosted on Facebook servers and theoretically load as much as 10 times faster than a standard Web link.



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Amazon Instant Video gets HD, cellular streaming on iOS, Waze launches 'Unusual Traffic' Twitter feeds

Amazon on Thursday released a major update to its Instant Video iOS client, while Waze launched Unusual Traffic, a series of city-based Twitter accounts hooked into data from its mobile navigation apps.



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Square Reshapes Itself for Small Businesses


Square on Monday introduced two new services for small businesses: instant deposits; and protection for disputed purchases. Square, which six years ago began offering square-shaped mobile credit card readers for smartphones and tablets, has shifted its focus away from point-of-sale operations and toward data collection. The company processes millions of credit card swipes daily. Square has faced increased competition from Amazon, First Data and PayPal, all of which provide credit card readers and accompanying services.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81802.html?rss=1

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Bad tech habits and how to stop

Pocket-sized computers, worldwide communication, instant access to any factoid, and more cat videos than you can watch in a lifetime – no one predicted today’s digital life even a few decades ago. Unfortunately, these marvels have turned far too many of us into generally impolite and downright rude individuals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/21/bad-tech-habits-and-how-to-stop/

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Amazon Prime Music streaming service throws a hat in the ring with Spotify and Apple

On the heels of adding a catalog of HBO shows to its instant video collection, Amazon amped up the perks of its Prime membership by launching Prime Music, a music streaming service.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/06/16/amazon-prime-music-streaming-service-throws-hat-in-ring-with-spotify-and-apple/

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Google flips switch on Instant Buy for iOS apps, roots deeper into Apple's mobile platform

Google on Wednesday announced iOS support for Instant Buy, the Google Wallet-based authentication and payment system that lets customers shop and buy in-app with a few clicks.



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