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Ten E-mail Abbreviations You Need to Learn

WTF? No, not that one. Here's your 60-second guide to common abbreviations you're likely to see in e-mail, text messages, and instant messages.

Pamela Professional Adds Call Answering and Recording to Skype

Skype fans can use the Pamela Professional software to record calls, create an answering machine, auto-respond to messages, and more.

Send and Receive Instant Messages Right in Your Browser

Free service Meebo offers cross-platform instant messaging, with no resource-hogging software to install on your PC. It's arguably the best Web service you're not using.

Latest VoxOx Beta Makes It Easier to Keep in Touch Across Social Networks

Stay in touch with all of your contacts and on top of all of your social networks with VoxOx.

eBuddy Messenger Helps You Stay Connected With All Your IM Services

Use this app to stay logged into multiple instant messaging services including Facebook, GTalk, AIM, and Yahoo.


Skype Back Online: Users Warned of Sluggish Service

More Skype users are back online after a significant service outage Wednesday, but the company warns you may still see slower service times for status updates, instant messaging and initiating group video chat.


Google Wave Gets a Second Life from Apache

The Apache Software Foundation plans to continue developing the Google Wave concept as an open source project.

Facebook Messages: Our First Look

Curious to see how the new Facebook messaging system works? Join us as we speak to the top engineer and take the new service for a test drive.


Windows Live Messenger 2011 Extends IM Into Social Networks

Stay in touch via instant messaging or social networks with free chat tool Windows Live Messenger 2011.

Skype and Facebook: Shoestring Communications Hub

The combination of Skype communications with the Facebook social network provides the essential elements of unified communications for SMBs.