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Update: So this has been something which has been whispered for a while, but Pete Cashmore has discovered actual screen shots of MySpace Messenger. Even though the screen shots have been around for a while (as pointed out by eagle eyed readers), MySpace is now asking […]

Update: So this has been something which has been whispered for a while, but Pete Cashmore has discovered actual screen shots of MySpace Messenger. Even though the screen shots have been around for a while (as pointed out by eagle eyed readers), MySpace is now asking people to sign in and activate their messaging accounts. This is the first time I think Yahoo, MSN and AIM have some serious competition, and I predict that this will change the market share equation.

From the looks of it, it is a Windows only app developed by a third party developer, called .IM, a NY-based company. Since the new IM is based on Sonork platform, it is not hard to imagine that MySpace will integrate IM right into MySpace pages. MySpace money machine is now about to hit the second gear as this IM can support banner ads, and inline commerce.

  1. C’mon now Om, check the date on that webpage.

    Orig Date: 05/11/2005

    That’s almost 12 months ago that page was created. Check http://im.myspace.com/messenger/ to “activate” the messenger. This has been out on Digg.com for awhile.

  2. Pete Cashmore Sunday, March 12, 2006

    Hey Josh,

    Yeah, looks like it’s the activation that’s new. I should have pointed that out.

  3. is it client or ajax like gtalk-gmail / meebo

  4. i am sorry, i should have poined out that the service is about to get rolled out. sorry again.

  5. Does anyone know the URL of this .IM firm?

  6. Is it compatible with Google Talk?

  7. Corante Web Hub Monday, March 13, 2006

    MySpace Messenger

    At the start of the year, I did a little series on Opportunities 2006. The first opportunity I detailed was the ability for Yahoo! to offer an integrated web world. But I also wrote the following about MySpace: From this…

  8. hey hey hey

  9. what up

  10. Jose Figueredo Monday, March 13, 2006

    Forgive me for my bluntness but who really cares about MySpace.com and or their chat client, no one serious enough in a corporation would really care…and if that is not enough, chat clients are not a secure way to communicate with your business partnerts.

    I predict that the Myspace.com chat client will go the way of the Google chat client, besides Larry and Sergei I don’t know anyone else that use it

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