Millions of people use instant messaging to communicate with friends and family. Instant messaging has even reached into the business world, presenting a new form of communication between companies and clients. There are many IM clients available, most of which are downloadable to your computer. Sometimes, however, you want to access your buddy lists on the go. That's where Meebo comes in. From the well designed Meebo site, you can access your Yahoo!, ICQ/AIM, Jabber and/or MSN messenger lists, add and remove buddies, and chat, all for free! It's a service that is still in development, but I recommend giving Meebo a test drive today.
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Tech News Google is going to attempt to take on industry leader Apple in the legal downloading of videos. Read more here. Global court action against music file-sharers has not diminished illegal song-swapping, says an industry report. Read more here. Most people are not taking advantage of the freedom offered by laptops with wi-fi built-in, a study has found. here. Free and Cool For those of you who are tired of surfing the web in boring 2D, liven up your web surfing with this free 3D web browser. 3BJan 22,
BellSouth Corp. confirmed Monday that it is pursuing discussions with Internet content companies to levy charges to reliably and speedily deliver their content and services. In the end they basically want to charge say iTunes for every song they sell because they are using their infrastructure for you to download it. If this happens then any website that sells products that you download or view via streaming would end up costing you more. I could see it even happing to sites like eBay that produce a lot of traffic. As always then end user is stuck with the bill. Read MoreJan 17,
Wombat Help Desk was first released by Boardtown Corporation in 2001 as an enhancement to the Platypus Billing System. In April of 2004, Tucows purchased Boardtown in order to acquire both solutions. Bill Ford was President of Boardtown, and has stayed on at Tucows as Product Manager for Back Office Services. Tucows' aim in acquiring his company, Ford says, was to be able to offer its customers billing and ticketing systems to go along with other software. "If customers have a solid back office as far as billing and ticketing go, then they'll be much more able to accept and deploy new services," he says. Wombat is fully integrated with Platypus, and works exclusively with that system. However, Ford saysJan 17,
HipCal is a free online calendar service that handles your appointments, contacts, and to-do lists in one simple interface. HipCal has cool features like Group calendars, which allow you to join or create a group calendar to keep up with a project, class, etc. The system also allows you to send alerts of important appointments or events to your email or cell phone. If you�ve tried other online calendar programs but are still looking for that special one, give HipCal a try.Jan 17,