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instant messaging

n.
The transmission of an electronic message over a computer network using software that immediately displays the message in a window on the screen of the recipient.

instant messaging

n
(Computer Science) computing the online facility that allows the instant exchange of written messages between two or more people using different computers or mobile phones. Abbreviation: IM

instant messaging

A program that allows users to communicate with each other instantaneously using typed messages.
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Openwave has been working closely with leading standards-based working groups such as the WAP Forum, GSM Association, IMunified.
Openwave has been actively working with leading standards-based working groups like IMunified.
In this capacity, he will oversee and coordinate the corporation's efforts in the instant messaging arena, as well as continue to spearhead the efforts to establish open instant messaging communications, continuing to work with both the IMUnified coalition and FreeIM, both of which he is a founding member.
We, at MessageVine, are committed to challenging the decision through our work with IMUnified and with the IETF in an orderly and professional manner to achieve interoperability.
Continuing its support for open, standards-based instant messaging, Excite@Home has been active with IMUnified, a coalition of leading technology and instant messaging companies working together to help establish a set of specifications that are intended to enable functional interoperability among its members' instant messaging services.
Additionally, IMUnified is allowing companies that have expressed interest in joining the coalition to have the opportunity to review these specifications.