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Yahoo Acquires Xobni To Improve Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Acquires Xobni To Improve Yahoo Messenger

By Chris Crum July 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Yahoo is confirming all kinds of acquisition rumors this week. Well, at least two. Yesterday, it was Qwiki, which the company acquired for somewhere around $50 million, according to one report. Today, Yahoo has officially announced its acquisition of Xobni, …

Yahoo Messenger Goes Video with New Version
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Update: Yahoo Messenger 10 is now out of beta. Features include: high quality video calling, Yahoo Updates view of your contacts list, and availability in 16 languages.

Original Article: Yahoo Messenger Version 10 is now available in beta. New features include enhanced video calling, courtesy of GIPS, friend updates from Yahoo, Flickr, Twitter, and others through the new updates view, and improved language support.

Yahoo Will No Longer Support Old Versions of Messenger
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A while back, Yahoo announced it would be retiring old versions of Yahoo Messenger – versions 6.0 through 7.5. They have now set a date for it at the end of the month – September, 30.

Yahoo Messenger users who are using anything older than 8.0 will no longer be able to sign in and use the service. Obviously, that means it’s time to upgrade, if you still intend to use Yahoo for your instant messaging.

Yahoo Messenger iPhone App Introduced
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Yahoo announced today that the Yahoo Messenger app for the iPhone has arrived. It is free of charge and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

Yahoo Mail Classic Gets Chatty
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Yahoo announced that it now offers an SMS chat feature in its classic version of Yahoo Mail, something Gmail has been offering for several months, and Yahoo has been doing in its newer version since 2007.

Google has offered SMS in its chat since October, and Chat in general for quite some time. They have also launched voice and video chat recently.

Yahoo Messenger Gets An Update
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Yahoo has released an update of its Messenger version 9.0. The new version, as highlighted on the Yahoo Messenger Blog, includes:

Yahoo Messenger Adds Vista Support

An updated version of Yahoo Messenger arrived in a pre-beta preview for Vista users, who can install it in parallel with their existing Yahoo Messenger client.

Yahoo Messenger Adds Social Features

Yahoo said today that it is adding new features to its instant messaging service.

When Viral Marketing Turns Epidemic

Does anybody out there use Yahoo Messenger’s chat rooms?  If your answer is “not anymore” you’d be in the majority.  If your answer is “yes,” then you’re probably a viral marketing robot.

Email & IM Integration: Yahoo! or Yawnhoo?

Yahoo has announced the integration of Yahoo Mail with Yahoo instant messenger. This new functionality of Yahoo messenger will apparently make it possible to send and receive instant messages right from your Yahoo Mail (beta) interface.