Confirming earlier reports, Microsoft officially announced today it would be retiring its Windows Live Messenger instant messaging service in favor of Skype. In a post on the Skype blog, Tony Bates, Microsoft President, Skype Division, explained that Windows Live Messenger would be retired for all users in the first quarter of 2013, with the only exception being mainland China.
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Written by: Alex Zaharov-Reutt | Published in: Fuzzy LogicThe Mayans may have made a miscalculation: it’s not the world that’s ending, but Windows Live Messenger which is not long for this world, with Microsoft dumping its “old” Messenger app in favour of its $8b Skype acquisition.
75 million unique users simply isn't enough, as far as Zynga's concerned! Using the power of Facebook Connect, Zynga -- the developer of FarmVille, Cafe World, Mafia Wars and others -- is bringing FarmVille to Windows Live Messenger and MSN Games.
Skype has just updated its iOS app, making it much easier to merge Skype accounts with your Microsoft account.
Microsoft recently decided to phase out Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, finally putting the $8.5 billion acquisition to good use, which allows users to Skype with Messenger, Hotmail, and Outlook.com contacts.
Microsoft just announced that it is bringing its Lync messenger to the Windows Store and the new Windows 8 user interface. In addition, the company also just launched a new version of its free OneNote note-taking app for Windows 8.
The Lync app will be available in the Windows Store next week.