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December 2, 2013

Forget Snapchat and WhatsApp for a second – Kik is the dark horse of the Internet

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Forget Snapchat and WhatsApp for a second – Kik is the dark horse of the Internet (via Pando Daily)

By Hamish McKenzie On November 29, 2013Facebook and Google were both said to be trying to buy WhatsApp. Japan’s Line is mulling an IPO. China’s WeChat is becoming a threat to the country’s equivailent of PayPal. Snapchat turned down a $3 billion…


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October 30, 2008

MSN/Endemol launch first online interactive Sci-Fi show: Kirill

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MSN and Endemol have partnered to bring to the UK what they claim is the first ever online interactive sci-fi show.

Kirill takes a linear series of ten three-minute episodes and layers them with blogs, images, video and audio files online, as well as “secret websites”. The aim? “To tell an intricate story of a man on a quest to make contact with a young woman who holds the key to the future of humanity.”

Happily for Microsoft, it’ll push a range of the company’s services too, with the storyline taking place across Vista, Live Search, Live Messenger, Live Spaces and MSN. read more

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August 27, 2008

Adium releases version 1.3 of its unified instant messaging tool, adds social media tools

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Adium, a highly popular unified messaging tool for Mac OS X, has released version 1.3 – a major upgrade:

I’m happy to announce Adium 1.3, a major release seven months in the making. This release improves almost every aspect of Adium, ranging from performance and memory to Facebook chat support, and from user interface polish to much improved MSN support with personal messages (finally!). A brand new, gorgeous Contact Inspector brings together all a contact’s information in one place – coalescing combined contacts’ information and accessing your Apple Address Book to give you at-a-glance information, and intuitive live searching in the Standard Contact List makes it a snap to find your friends.

As a long time Adium user, the upgrade is a welcome addition full of bug fixes and new features that have been requested for some time… read more

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