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Microsoft warns Messenger users: Skype deadline coming

Emails were sent out to Windows Live Messenger users today notifying them that the Microsoft is shutting down the chat service on March 15 of this year. We heard about this back in November, but now there is a set date for the elimination of Messenger. It’s the end of the era for one of Microsoft’s most… Read More

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Confirmed: Microsoft retiring Messenger, shifting to Skype

Microsoft’s Skype division this morning confirmed that the company will be retiring its Windows Live Messenger service and shifting users to Skype for instant messaging and video calls. The news, first rumored yesterday, was announced this morning in a post by Tony Bates, the top Skype executive. “We want to focus our efforts on making… Read More