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Windows Live Messenger to Go Dark March 15

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Jan 9, 2013, 10:47 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Microsoft indicated this week that its Windows Live Messenger service will be permanently shuttered on March 15. The company is replacing Windows Live instant messenger with Skype, and suggests that all Windows Live Messenger users transition to Skype as soon as possible. Microsoft has updated the Skype application for various platforms in recent months to improve its chatting abilities. This includes Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. A preview version of Skype for Windows Phone is currently available in the Windows Phone Store.

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T Bone

Jan 9, 2013, 3:24 PM

Smart Move

No one uses Windows Live anyway...and the Skype branding is far more valuable.
The funny thing is, it wasn't that long ago, people did. The introduction of Google Chat on Android phones changed that. Before that, you either used Live or Yahoo.
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